Thursday, May 02, 2013

Made by man, can be defeated by man.

A Washington, D.C.-based engineer is working on the "Drone Shield," a small, Wi-Fi-connected device that uses a microphone to detect a drone's "acoustic signatures" (sound frequency and spectrum) when it's within range.

The company's founder, John Franklin, who has been working in aerospace engineering for seven years, says he hopes to start selling the device sometime this year. He is using the Kickstarter-like IndieGoGo to finance the project.

The device will cost $69 and will be about the size of a USB thumb drive. It will use Raspberry Pi – a tiny, $25 computer – and commercially available microphones to detect drones. He says he imagines that people will attach the Drone Shield to their fences or roofs to protect their home from surveillance.

"People will get the alert and then close their blinds," Franklin says.


Robert Fowler said...

One of these and a 10 gauge shotgun loaded with #4 would make a good defense system. I hope he gets it perfected.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like this is needed for a little shotgun practice - you know just step out on the porch and fire a couple of shots into the air with your SXS approved by Joey B.

Stinkwilly said...

"People will get the alert and close their blinds" !!!!!!!!!!! WTF??
I expect THIS is what this pansyassed pussy would do, probably even go hide under the bed also. THIS is exactly what these jackbooted fucksticks want you to do....tremble and wring your hands. Well fuck them!!!! They might want to see my guns but not the way they think they are.

KG said...

""People will get the alert and then close their blinds," Franklin says."
Like hell.
Get the alert and load with buckshot, more like.

Dan said...

If this proves to be a feasible device that
works expect it to be quashed by DHS. If the designer trys to maintain control to make
money he will be targeted for special attention
by the feds. Posting his designs on the web
will make these more widely available but then
the designer doesn't get his due rewards from
a capitalist system. Truly becoming a can't win society.

KG said...

I'd be happy to do it for him from Australia, Dan.
Screw the Feds.