Photo: Burrito Bomber: Drone Drops Delicious Burritos at Your Location
Okay, so the TacoCopter was apparently never meant to be taken too seriously, but it looks like someone has stepped up to the plate to possible fill the need for airborne Mexican food delivery.
The guys over at Darwin Aerospace have developed the Burrito Bomber, created using “a handful of open source projects and some new bits” they created themselves.
How works according to the aerospace team:
- You connect to the Burrito Bomber web-app and order a burrito. Your smartphone sends your current location to our server, which generates a waypoint file compatible with the drone’s autopilot.
- We upload the waypoint file to the drone and load your burrito in to our custom made Burrito Delivery Tube.
- The drone flies to your location and releases the Burrito Delivery Tube. The burrito parachutes down to you, the drone flies itself home, and you enjoy your carne asada.
“Unfortunately, Burrito Bomber as a commercial product is not yet allowed under current FAA guidelines,” their sight reads. “However, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 requires the FAA to hammer out regulations for commercial use drones by September 2015. This means in 2015 we’ll be able to take to the skies to bring you your burrito faster than you can say ‘¡Salsa roja por favor!’.”
Could it be true?
“We believe everyone deserves carne asada when they want it and so today, we make that dream a reality. We’re proud to introduce: Burrito Bomber—truly the world’s first airborne Mexican food delivery system.”
Check out the video below.