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On the edge of excitement

31 July 2015

Over the past week or so, I have been approached by a surprising number of companies and individuals who are seeking to create exciting new "solutions" to problems using drone technology.

Some of the applications proposed are *really* clever and have massive potential to create whole new businesses.

It is clear that this technology *is* going to change the world -- whether we're ready for those changes or not.

I'm somewhat flattered that so many companies and individuals would come to me and seek my advice, help or involvement in such projects but, all modesty aside, I can see why they might do so.

The tragic thing is that although I have a very nice workshop and the skill, knowledge and experience required to fabricate just about anything you can imagine from metal, composites, wood and other materials... And, even though I have a very nice workshop and the skill, knowledge and experience to design and construct a very wide range electronic systems...

I find myself in the unenviable position of being perhaps the only person in all of New Zealand who has effectively been forbidden to do so by a number of "authorities".

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Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkrox when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

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