Drone removal

After listening to a conversation on government spying and the use of drones for all sorts of dodgy stuff, my six-year-old offered up this simple solution: the sling shot.

Best part? It is a moving target we can shoot at!

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  1. I think they are popular with the Palestinian Intifada and other... how do you say it without trolling? People who need to make war on a tight budget.

  2. I think an improvised long range net gun would be better in urban areas so if you miss the target drone you're less likely to shoot out windows/property across the street and/or injure people. And, yes, I've thought this out. After capture, you zap the drone's firmware, strap another net gun to it and use it to capture other drones. Repeat this until you have your own drone army.

    Are you getting all of this, NSA?

  3. They got a lot of catching up to do with the Germans:

    we must not allow a sling shot gap!

  4. Fun post, but unrealistic.

    Hitting a human size target at 20 yards with a slingshot is surprisingly difficult for most kids. Hitting a 3 ft moving target that can readily increase altitude is difficult even for an expert sling-shotter .

    And in the meantime, the authorities have video of your kid being a "terrorist." Sounds pretty darn ineffective to me.

    If you want to neutralize a drone, I suggest you study how the Iranians claim they brought down an RQ-170. Not only is signal jamming more likely to work, it's also less likely to get the attacker caught. Even better, if you open source your arduino-based design, you'll probably score a cameo in Cory's next book 8)

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