Agency:Saatchi & Saatchi
'Fleetlights' is a prototype, open source initiative by Saatchi & Saatchi which aims to bring light to people in the darkest areas of the UK. We came on-board as Creative Technologists, to help translate the initial concept into an actionable production.
There was plenty of R&D to do involving Drones, GPS flight controllers, illumination sources and control software.
We designed and prototyped a native mobile application which enabled users to summon the fleet to their GPS location. We also designed and fabricated the drone body-shells, producing 3D printed mockups before finally getting the shells vacuum formed from a CNC milled buck.
We assisted with a proof-of-concept realtime control system in partnership with Michael Obourne, the author of the widely used 'Mission Planner' UAV control application. Finally we helped demo this system at a live event organised for tech journalists.