A Nigerian tech company recently encountered a hostile environment while testing the flight capabilities of a newly built drone.
The fixed wing drone was designed and made in Nigeria by the tech team at Naero Space and they decided to test it in an open space.
However, in the course of flying the device, it was attacked by a cast of hawks that probably felt the drone was another bird invading their territory.
In a video posted online by Twitter Influencer, @Letter_to_Jack, the drone could be seen trying to evade the hawks that were surrounding it.
“A Nigerian company test-ran their new Drone technology (designed and fully owned by Nigerians) yesterday and something very funny happened… Hawks gathered in flight to attack the drone in the air…
“Congratulations to you my brother @jomamit_ and your brilliant team at @flynaerospace Yet another product that we can boldly say is fully owned & wholly produced by Nigerians. The autopilot software of the Drones are also designed in Nigeria by Nigerians. Our Elon Musk!” he wrote.
The person piloting the drone deployed evasive manouvres to escape the attack but one of the birds was able to hit the top and the plane-like drone almost crashed but it landed successfully.
Towards the end of the clip, scores of hawks could be seen forming an army as if they wanted to go on full frontal attack if the drone surfaces in their air again.
Watch the video below:
See how tweeps reacted..
@jackson0097; The drone company can attach a little exhaust pipe in futuristic models to expel some sort of repugnant odor to deter the birds
@DiabloMephy; They be like : something had just entered into the atmosphere
@Engr_chukky; Thought they said the sky is wide enough for everyone why those hawks come dey vex na
@NathKings06; Ahnahn, dem kun go call d rest, If dem no land d drone fast fast, dose hawk go carry am goo 😂
In related news, a Nigerian software engineer identified as Helen Ugoeze Okereke, has designed a smart bulb that functions with automatic control.
She programmed the electric bulb to come on with the aid of human control by way of clapping her hand instead of standing up to turn a switch on.
The lady shared a video demonstrating how it works and she revealed that no other sound can turn it on except a hand clap.
Helen said she had to specifically programme it to respond to only her clap and no other noise or sound no matter how loud they are. She admitted that it was not an easy task to make sure the code differentiates the sounds.
In the video, the developer hit the table which the bulb was placed on to see if it will automatically turn on the bulb but that did not happen.
When she clapped her hand once, the smart bulb immediately showed bright light. She had to clap her hand twice to turn it off.
Taking to her Twitter page to show off her innovation, Helen wrote; ”Building a smart bulb that is controlled with a clap. The bulb turn on automatically when you clap and off when you double clap.”