Katsu, the infamous graffiti artist, has released an open-source design for a drone that will enable artists and/or vandals to spray paint in new, innovative ways.
A little more than a month ago, Katsu demonstrated the drone to the world by drawing on a billboard of Kendall Jenner. He captured the historic event on video and put it on YouTube, where it has racked up nearly 1.3 million views.
Now, as reported by Vice Media, the artist is sharing the underlying design for the drone.
His website provides a guide for how to build your own DIY spray-painting drone. The necessary parts are a DJI Phantom 2 Drone and Arduino. To build one you will also need access to a 3D printer and experience soldering.
Given what it takes to build one, your neighborhood graffiti artist probably won’t be spray-painting your local Apple billboard using one of these drones anytime soon. However, we now have one more reason (arguably even more important than Amazon’s drone delivery service) for the government to make serious efforts to enhance safety regulations for drones.