Location: Vancouver, BC
Client: Personal project / School project
Date: June 2015
This project was born from the desire to make graffiti more accessible. The dream is to one day be able to attach several cans of paint to a UAV and program it to create art on inaccessible places. During the summer of 2015, I was lucky to work on this project as part of the Computational Poetics course at SIAT. I started with the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 because it is lightweight and cost-effective, and also it has a very active hacking community (The NodeCopter). After some investigation, I decided that the logo language was a good candidate to make the definition of fly patterns more accessible to the general public. However, it needed a friendly interface for the end user to create their own designs. I came across the work of Max Ogden but the logo interpreter needed to be modified so the drone would create the patterns vertically, not horizontally.