“Proving once again that the pen is mightier than the
Source: New York Post
Protesters in Chile have taken down a police drone by aiming dozens of laser pens at the gadget. Video footage shows the dramatic moment the drone plummets after about 50 lasers were jointly pointed in to the sky in Santiago.
The laser action in Chile’s capital was taken after a month of protests has created chaos in the South American nation.
The bringing down of the spy drone has sparked a range of suggestions over how the gadgets were used so successfully.
Interesting Engineering said that among the many theories “floating around social media” was that the lasers were powerful enough to melt the plastic on the drone – particularly if it was cheaply made.
But others have suggested that pointing dozens of lasers at the gadget simultaneously blinded the drone’s camera lens. Or, it could have made it overheat and malfunction.