A still from a YouTube video of Austin Haughwout’s drone, armed with a handgun. (credit: Austin Haughwout) Austin Haughwout thought he’d be facing a legal showdown with the Federal Aviation Administration over his armed drone, but now he’s got bigger legal problems. The 19-year-old Connecticut man was arrested yesterday on child pornography charges. He also faces charges of enticing a minor and attempted sexual assault. The arrest warrant is sealed, but local police outlined the allegations against Haughwout to The Hartford Courant View original article at Ars Technica

Makerspace North is unique out of the 5 makerspaces in the Ottawa, Canada area in that it started life as an empty 10,000 square foot warehouse with adjoining office spaces and large open rooms, and has let the community fill it, resulting in it having become a major hub for makers to mix in all sorts of ways, some unexpected. Many makerspaces are run by an organization that provides tools that groups or individuals use, along with qualification courses for select tools. Makerspace North, on the other hand,…

Nowhere is safe now that drones are flying about — not even church. What seemed like innocent aerial views of a church in Tver, Russia, turned out to be a birds-eye-view of a naughty couple attempting to pull a public quickie on top of the church’s steeple before someone else came to check out the view.  At first the footage looks like some very normal tourist shots.  Image: YouTubeBut a closer look reveals a more intimate act. Image: YoutubeAt the end of the clip, a man wearing a…

A resident of Portland, Oregon who calls himself “Drone Man” has spent the last few weeks using a drone to surveil what he believes is an illegal, boat-based bicycle theft ring. Earlier this week, Drone Man says a person on one of the boats finally lost his cool and began firing a gun at his drone, in a story that highlights many of the legal issues concerning hobby drones. Oregon’s mooring laws make it legal to live on a boat floating in Portland’s Willamette River, which has given…

Performed out of Israel’s Haifa port, the test used a ‘drone boat’ called the seagull to launch a torpedo. View original article at Daily Mail Online