DJI drone-riding, pooping fake pigeon earns Reddit cheers
In a move likely to send millions of previously disinterested people rushing to get their hands on a drone – or conversely expand the ranks of those demanding a universal ban on all UAVs – a contributor to Reddit has generated much amused commentary with his modification of a DJI craft to simulate a pigeon defecating on objects from on high.
In a post titled “Made an arduino-powered bird drone that, well, poops,” Reddit contributor u/doctabu demonstrates his aerial creativity in a 22-second video of his handiwork discharging streaky evidence of its passage on three different cars. The clearly comical motive behind the invention is accentuated further by the mounting of the fake pigeon, which in “flight” atop what appears to be a DJI Mini 2 looks more like a Roman centurion on a chariot than a winged creature aloft.
In another risible touch, rather than regaling viewers with the noise of rotors a-whir and the splattering sound of the DJI drone’s…