Sousveillance 2.0? July 16 2013

If you're not familiar with the idea of sousveillance, take a look (or listen) to James Corbett's podcast from June 22nd.

Then consider the implications of external sousveillance. If we're being digitally surveilled, we can use our own video and voice recorders to capture our side of the story. We can watch our watchers... What if the future of surveillance isn't just the digital snitch in your pocket? What if it's overhead? Here's a kit to create your own drone with household objects.

The kit includes instructions for 3-D printing four clamps that screw into the object and hold the mounts for propellers. You also need to 3-D print a body to house the electronics, which include a radio receiver, flight controller, bluetooth module, and four motors, each with an electronic speed controller.

The software for piloting the drone comes from OpenPilot, an open source autopilot and stabilization project. A full parts list can be found here, and the DIY drone even has anInstructables page.