Boing Boing 

WATCH: model plane + box kite + LEDs = glow kite

FliteTest tracked down a father-son team who spent five years perfecting their remote-controlled box kite prototype, a plane/kite mashup. They demonstrate two of them below:

Read the rest

WATCH: This here's corn maze cuttin' season!

If'n y'all got raised in the heartland, y'all know this here's corn maze cuttin' season! The good folks down to Dull's got one-a them newfangled drones to get all the goings on.

Read the rest

WATCH: Gentleman recovers old drone using new drone

YouTuber Harrisen Howes made the mistake of letting a drunk friend crash his drone on a neighbor's roof. Solution? Use a new drone to save the old one.

Read the rest

WATCH: Drone-eye view of a Detroit hotel demolition

Detroit's historic Park Avenue Hotel was demolished on July 11, and YouTuber TheGadgetGuy1 caught all the action via drone.

Read the rest

Sculpture makes drone strike casualties more visceral

In Artificial Killing Machine, visitors sit in a chair below cap guns that fire for each drone strike death reported publicly, which print out on a tally from a public database.

Read the rest

Evan Caminiti (Barn Owl): new track accompanied by glitchy video synthesis trip

393 gold

Go deep into the modular dronescape with "Arc," a lovely new track by Evan Caminiti (Barn Owl), accompanied by stunning synthetic video glitch from Montreal-based media artist Sabrina Ratté. "Arc" is from Caminiti's LP Meridian, just released on Thrill Jockey.

Read the rest

WATCH: Gorgeous drone footage of Iceland

Cinematographer Dima Balakirev created this striking montage of Iceland, including waterfalls, geothermal features, and lava formations. Crank it up to 2160p!

Read the rest

Hobby drone blamed for grounding firefighting fleet in California

The U.S. Forest Service is blaming a hobby drone for grounding a fleet of planes delivering fire retardant to a blaze near Big Bear Lake on June 24th.

Read the rest

Watch firefighters try to squirt down $2,200 drone

Drones are raising people's dander these days. Earlier this week it was an angry gentleman swatting down a drone with his T-shirt. Then yesterday in New York, firefighters putting out a house fire stopped what they were doing to spray a hovering drone.

Read the rest

WATCH: 4K drone's-eye view of massive tulip fields

Washington State's Skagit Valley explodes with tulips each spring, and YouTuber Doctor Rennie caught this year's beauty via drone in UHD 4K resolution.

Read the rest

Calder Wilson attached fireworks to his drone. Result: remarkable

redditor-calderwilson

Photographer Calder Wilson has been experimenting with photographing fireworks attached to his drone.

Read the rest

Watch a drone's-eye view of sending a candy bar across Hong Kong

If you've wondered about what life will be like when drones deliver stuff to our houses, this video of a candy bar delivery across Hong Kong gives a tantalizing hint.

drone-bar2

The clip uploaded by YouTuber Sky Frog includes helpful graphics indicating major landmarks for those of us who know little about Hong Kong. Below is a very rough map of the route I whipped up.

Read the rest

Watch a drone buzz a French lemon party

The annual Fête du citron in Menton, France is like America's Rose Parade, but with citrus. BirdeyeCam was on hand to give a drone's eye view of this year's artistry.

Read the rest

WATCH: NSFW "drone porn" genre, fetishizing surveillance society

The NSFW "drone porn" genre is heating up as the devices are used more and more to film rooftop sunbathers, beachgoers, and people on private property. Drone Boning by "Ghost" & "Cow" is a proof of concept with great production values.

Read the rest

WATCH: Hypnotic drone footage of Mentawai Islands surfing

This mesmerizing drone footage by Paul "The Bird" Borrud is like a 5-minute vacation. Perfect waves. Perfect locale. Perfect song (Mapusa). Below, some stills.

Read the rest

WATCH: FPV drone racing feels like flying the forests of Endor

First-person view (FPV) drone enthusiasts are starting to organize into racing leagues. Olivier Yogandjian shared this dizzying footage of a forest FPV drone race that feels like a cross between a speeder bike and a pod racer zipping across Endor, right up to the crash.

Read the rest

Drone footage of fireworks

Beautiful footage of a DJI Phantom quadcopter drone flying through a fireworks display.