Build Your Own Wi-Fi Drone Blocker With Raspberry Pi

If you’re looking for a fun project to work on this weekend, you can turn your Raspberry Pi into a device that will drop Wi-Fi-controlled drones straight out of the sky with a touch of your finger.

The device concept, developed by Make’s Brent Chapman, uses a Raspberry Pi, a touchscreen, and a couple of simple Bash scripts that execute some basic network commands. When you touch the touchscreen, the Raspberry Pi finds the drone’s unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot (used by the pilot to control the drone via a smartphone or tablet), connects to the drone’s default gateway address, and shuts down the system from the inside without the pilot knowing. Chapman’s guide also includes steps for building a Wi-Fi signal booster from a big jar so you have a much greater range for your drone mute device.

Keep in mind that this will only work on certain Wi-Fi controlled drone models and you should only safely experiment with this tool on your personal drones. Even so, Chapman explains that you do it at your own risk. You can find the complete guide at the link below.

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