Real-Life Space Invaders Video Game Uses Drones And Lasers

For GeekCon 2016, Tomer Daniel and a crew of twelve hackers, welders, and coders built a real-life version of Space Invaders using drones as targets!

Drone Space Invaders

Players of Space Invaders with Drones sit on a turret that slides back and forth on rails, and they take aim at flying drones with their laser canon. When a drone is hit, the alien lights turn off, and the drone automatically returns to the ground and lands.

To bring the project to life, eight DJI Phantoms were given LED displays, laser sensors, and an Arduino to control the action, and a custom bit of software controls the drone fleet.

You can learn more about the project at Hackaday.

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