I'm with you and Robrr on this one. This isn't anything that a technically inclined person couldn't do with $300 laying around. If he's that concerned about the kids safety, do the 0.8KM return trip, it's not that far.
Now, I do like the story of the father and son that bought a giant weather balloon and hooked up their iPhone to it to get to the limits of our horizon, a quick little look into outer space until the balloon popped. Now, that was a good one..simple, but very nice. -- If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein
Tell me, when have you ever built something so elaborate or - dare I say - so cool?
You mean bought off the shelf parts and assembled as such?
Gone, not trying to bash his technical skill set but hardly something new or original, there are many quad-copters out there and this was more of an assembly project. I would have been impressed if he actually designed it and made it himself, all of it; in short he built a Heath-Kit.
My point, I am just disgusted that he would rather sit at home then spend time with his kid. Hell that project it would have made a good Father-Son project, a teaching experience as well as bonding experience.
In short he should be less of a child himself and be a parent a bit more.
I walked about 800m to school unsupervised when I was in elementary school... Following him to the bus stop in the mornings, be it in person or with a drone, is ridiculous. -- Developer: Tomato/MLPPP, Linux/MLPPP, etc »fixppp.org