San Francisco-based artist, Danielle Baskin, is here to warm up your drone by providing custom-made sweaters for them. That’s right. Sweaters. For drones. It’ll make your drones look nice and cozy.
Generally, drone batteries are known to be susceptible to the cold. That’s why drone photographers keep a spare battery along in their pockets to keep them warm when out taking aerial shots during winter. While it is still unclear how many layers of wool would be enough to keep the drone batteries warm, battery life is often an issue to drone pilots even during a fair weather.
“It started as a joke/art piece, but actually drone-owners in cold climates have told me that their drones have problems with their battery life during the winter,” she told The Verge. “I was thinking that I should add pockets to the sweaters that can hold portable heaters or make the sweater electric so it keeps the drone at a warmer temperature, and actually this would be useful, if not just for novelty.”
“While wool is very warm and one of the best insulating materials, take into account how often it will need to be washed, and whether it will make your drone more uncomfortable due to itching,” the dronesweaters website states. “A good blend of washable wool and cotton or acrylic may be the best bet.”
The idea of putting a sweater over a drone might sound silly, but it encourages drone pilots to consider the drone’s performance during winter before dismissing the idea. For a mere $189, you can get your drone a nice sweater and a gift card as a late Christmas gift, since the weather is getting colder each day.