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Wired Editor Outwits Google with DIY Aerial Drone

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Published on Jun 10, 2009

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/05/30/DIY_Drones_...

Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, discusses how he outsmarted Google by using his unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to map its campus in Mountain View, CA. He also remembers crashing a UAV onto the grounds of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. "It became a national security incident...that a 'toy airplane' went down behind the gates," he says.

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The 4th annual Maker Faire Bay Area hosts Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired. Anderson discusses making low-cost, unmanned aerial vehicles like planes and blimps.

Following on President Obama's call to "begin again the work of remaking America," Maker Faire 2009 was organized around the theme of Re-Make America. Held in the San Francisco Bay Area, Maker Faire celebrates what President Obama called "the risk takers, the doers, and the makers of things." - Maker Faire 2009

Chris Anderson is editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, which has won a National Magazine Award under his tenure. He coined the phrase "The Long Tail" in an acclaimed Wired article, which he expanded upon in the book The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More (2006). He currently lives in Berkeley, California with his wife and four young children. Before joining Wired in 2001, he worked at The Economist, where he launched their coverage of the Internet. He also has a degree in physics from George Washington University and did research at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has also worked at the prestigious journals Nature and Science.

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