The museum's own Wolfgang A. designed and flew "Felix the Hexacopter" over Mason…

The museum's own Wolfgang A. designed and flew "Felix the Hexacopter" over Mason Quad last week: "I took my hexacopter, nicknamed Felix, out with Dr. Michael
Harrower's class on remote sensing in archaeology in order to get
picture of the Mason quad on campus. I received a small grant from
Johns Hopkins to build this system, which has 6 rotor blades, a
powerful battery, and a "brain" which balances the platform in flight
and can be programmed to fly according to GPS points. It also has a
camera that takes high-resolution pictures and has infrared sensing
capabilities.

Within the last few years, this sort of "do-it-yourself"
remote-controlled technology has become increasingly available and
popular for archaeological remote sensing. This technology has
tremendous potential as a fast, inexpensive, and accurate way to map
archaeological features."