The OppiKoppi Beer Drone Is The Greatest Justification For Drone Technology, Ever

05.09.13 5 years ago 2 Comments

If you’ve ever been to a concert and wanted something to drink, you’ve had to fight your way to the bar, wait for that one guy who can never decide what he wants, order, and then fight your way back. Yeah, it sucks. Hard. But such inconveniences may become a thing of the past, thanks to the OppiKoppi!

Set to debut at an upcoming music festival in South Africa, all you have to do is order a beer through a smartphone app. Then, the greatest achievement in the history of man takes over.

…the device is an 8-propeller helicopter that can be loaded with beer and flown over the festival, arriving at the GPS location of any person who orders… Once the drone arrives at its location, it drops its cargo and a single beer attached to a parachute will make its way down to a designated campsite called District 9.

District 9? Tasteful.

Anyway, the drones will be hand-guided for now but will eventually snap to a GPS grid. And the beer is being given away as part of a promotional gimmick, so for now the problem of some jerk sniping your brew is resolved, although you might wind up playing accidental bartender.

It’ll need a few more tweaks before we have these things dropping beers at huge festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo or Jazz Fest, so we instead advocate arming everybody at those events with frosty beer cannons. Compressed air, full cans of beer, sixty-mile-per-hour speeds, alcohol — what could possibly go wrong?

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