Archive for May 25th, 2007

UK police add hovering spy drone to surveillance arsenal

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Police departments in the UK are already well known for their extensive use of cameras in public areas. Now they have a new high-tech weapon to aid them in the never ending battle against personal privacy. It’s a four-prop helicopter, designed by the military and handed down to local law enforcement. According to BBC News, the drone will be used “mainly for tackling anti-social behaviour and public disorder.” Speaking as a person who is a big fan of anti-social behavior and public disorder, this leaves me feeling a bit uneasy.

big brother

If you want to see some real information instead of my paranoid ramblings, read the BBC News article.
Found by way of the Boing Boing.

Crust Crawler Underwater Thrusters !

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Alex from CrustCrawler has been kind enough to give us a sneak peak of their new underwater Thruster units. CrustCrawler continues to innovate and push the cutting edge in hobby robotics and we are impressed again. We don’t have any specs on the new units yet, but Alex said they will be posting information about the thrusters over the weekend on their site.

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Crustcrawler Thruster

Crustcrawler Thruster

Crustcrawler Thruster

Thanks for the sneak peak Alex !