There are many projects where, in one way or another, either through software or directly with some type of accessory that emits a signal, it is possible to get a certain drone to follow us wherever we go and thus take aerial shots, photos or videos what we are doing. How about and take advantage of this functionality in a different sense? This is precisely what the guys from DronesDirect.
Specifically, what they have thought about DronesDirect is something as simple as developing a kind of umbrella to be installed in a DJI Phantom 4. Thanks to this nice idea, something as simple is proposed to us as, on rainy days, instead of going with our umbrella everywhere, we directly use the drone so that it is this, flying over our head, the one that protects us from the inclemencies meteorological.
DronesDirect wants you to forget your umbrella at home for once.
For this, a specific software has been developed that is directly connect the GPS of our smartphone. This location is sent in real and constant time to the drone so that it returns over our heads at all times. At this point, tell you that the factory DJI Phantom 4 is already capable of avoiding any type of obstacle so, in this section, you should not have any fear.
As a good ingenious development it must also have its weak points and, at least on this occasion, or at least it seems so personally to me, the truth is that the DronesDirect project is interesting until we talk about prices since the English company has estimated that buying a drone umbrella should have a price of 1.299 pounds, about 1.500 euros at the current exchange rate. In case you just want the drone, without an umbrella or software, you can buy a unit for about 1.172 euros.
Further information: DronesDirect