We had a a great time at the Drone Games at the Groupon offices in SF today. (They used to be called the Drone Olympics until they got a cease-and-desist from the Olympic Organizing Committee). Nine teams competed, all using Parrot AR.Drones running Node.js software. I was one of the judges
The winners were:
- #1: James Halliday (“substack”), who wrote an insane virus that infects AR.Drones, which then infect other AR.Drones and causes them all to be p0wned and run amok.
- #2: A Stanford freshman team who wrote code that could allow one PC to simultaneously control many AR.Drones. (Not yet on Github but will be called “multidrone” when it is)
- #3 “TooTall Nate”, who wrote a cool way to control an AR.Drone over the cell networks with a Verizon MeFi card, for unlimited range.
These guys are out of our league, but I thought it was interesting that cybersecurity played a role here too.
And in a nice touch, the medals were created–of course–on a 3D printer.