Citizen Journalism Rising

This $300 AR Drone is sold as a toy, but it's also hackable. Photo: Sean Captain

I was just noticing in the Make Magazine newsletter there is a mention of surveillance drones.

There are government built ones and of course citizen built drones.

I think this is a significant development.

Building one of these has been on my to-do list for some time. Not to act as a surveillance system but to get cool footage for my model airplane project.

What’s happening is there are now affordable and hackable systems for around 300.00. I was prepared to spend about 1000.00 so I think this project may come forward this year and probably be under budget at the rate things are going.

Here’s another example of drone journalism.