NEWS – In another lifetime, I was a treasure hunter. Or I should say that I was a metal detector enthusiast who belonged to a local THing (treasure hunting) club. I still have a Tesoro metal detector hiding somewhere in my garage.
Technology has advanced considerably since I purchased that Tesoro detector. So much so that now we have metal detectors that FLY! That’s right, there’s now a sensor that attaches to a DJI Phantom 4 drone to transform it into a flying treasure hunter. It’s the DroneRover and it can automatically scan an area for treasure up to a depth of 80ft/25m automatically with the simple press of a button. This sensor won’t be able to find small objects such as coins or jewelry, but it can find an object as small as a smartphone depending on the material it’s made of.
Now before you pull out your credit card, you might want to find some treasure because first because you’ll need to already have a DJI Phantom 4 drone and then, the DroneRover sensor attachment will -wait for it- set you back $5299. Are you still there? Still interested? Then head over to treasurehunter3d.com and hey, if you buy one and find a box full of gold bars, don’t forget to send one as a thank you to The Gadgeteer! 😉