Two drone enthusiasts have devised a new invention that allows drones to plant large numbers of seeds in minutes.
South African Andries Louw and Australian Andrew Walker built a pneumatic firing module that shoots seeds into soil.
It can spit out two seeds per second at velocities of anywhere between 150 and 300 metres per second. This is faster than the cruising speed of a passenger jet.
The module, called it Podder, can attach to the bottom of popular drone models. Louw and Walker estimate that a team of two, flying 2 drones, can plant up to 40,000 seeds into into the ground in a day. In just ten minutes they can plant what the average human can plant.
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