Use a drone to help you find buried treasure!

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 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! 😉

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  2. curious – what was the best things you ever found metal detecting? Also did you ever watch “The Detectorists?”

    1. David, I’ve not heard of the Detectorists. Is that a current show or something from the past? I found a 1907 Indian head penny at a park and at the same park we found a big pile of coins buried in the same spot. They weren’t old, but it was weird.

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