Those attending the OppiKoppi music festival this weekend in Notham Limpopo were treated to great music, fun times, and a flying robot beer drone parachuting beer down to them. The future is now.
See, not all drones have to be bad! Unlike most drones, which deliver fiery death, this drone instead softly drops cold beer!
Lucky recipients at the OppiKoppi festival placed beer orders using their phones. The beer-drone operators picked these order up, and loaded the beer drones with the order. The team then used GPS coordinates to accurately deliver the beer to the recipient.
The beer drone is the first of its kind, and was built in South Africa. The beer drone’s name is Manna; the drone is named after the biblical story of bread falling from the sky in order to feed the Isrealites.
The Beer Drone is exactly the same as the bible story.
Would you go beer drone for your next cold beer? I worry about the beer being shaken up by the transfer, but otherwise I don’t see a problem. Spectators on the scene reported that the beer came down in cups, but only spilled a little as it made its downward voyage. Perhaps beer drone 2.0 will better be able to address the spilling issue.
If I’m going to pay nine dollars for a beer, a flying beer drone better be the one to deliver it to me. Thank god for South African engineers with too much time on their hands. Those young men took beer and turned it into the future of science.