Flying Drones Deliver 3D Printed Personal Portraits To Burning Man Attendees
Using GPS tracking, festival-goers can get tiny statues of themselves delivered via anaerial robot.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a… multi-copter unmanned aerial vehicle? When attendees at this year's Burning Man look up at the sky, they might see a drone hovering over head, ready to drop them a customized, unique souvenir- a 3D printed statue of themselves. The drones won't randomly track and target festival goers, it's all part of an interactive art experience by ReAllocate called Project: Blue Sky.
Before looking up to see a UAV, festival-goers will have previously visited ReAllocate's ‘dome' to complete the first part of the art experience. At the dome, visitors can interact with a photo booth fitted with Kinect cameras, where with 3D software, their photos will be turned into 3D models. Instead of waiting for the models, attendees can leave the dome with a GPS transponder, free to enjoy other aspects of the festival.