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Bagpipes Drone is the hybrid device that results when these two
unique technologies of modern drone and traditional bagpipe are
combined together to form a new instrument.
The lower part of the instrument remains very similar, but instead
of the stiffened vertical pipes on traditional bagpipes,
the musical sounds, there are a set of flexible tubes with
concertina sections that run skywards, like an assending umbilical
cord. These are held in variable height positions by a hovering
drone. The hum of the drone's engine is adjusted in pitch so that it
reinforces the background base note of the bagpipes.
The outcome of all of this results in the bagpipe sound being able
to be delivered to specific locations. For example, on a summer
day, a street player could send the drone upwards to entertain
office workers in a low rise building, positioning it outside of an
open window so that the wailing of the pipes fills the office space.
Specific people could also be serenaded as they walked along,
with the drone hovering above them as the connected musician
follows some distance behind.
note - Bagpipe Drone comes with a minder, who operates the
drone but also wields a heavy cudgel to protect the player.
||// wields a heavy cudgel to protect the player. //
||We don't doubt your sincerity, but we would very much like to read the explanation of how a heavy cudgel can be used to protect a bagpiper against a sustained bombing attack using 500kg JDAM munitions, supported by repeated salvoes from MLRS, then followed up by three armoured divisions in echelon with specific rules of engagement that just read "Kill them all. Do it now. Spare not even the children, lest the evil persist".
||I'm composing a modern bagpipe operatic just for you....
||Thankyou, we are eager for the details.
||Anything that offers the prospect of drawing bagpipers out into
the open, so that they can be targeted, gets our votes.
||Actually, from the idea title, we had hoped that the proposal was
for a vast fleet of UAVs, programmed to deploy lethal force
against any target that matches the accoustic signature of
bagpipes, or anything that could develop into the accoustic
signature of bagpipes, or even those tins of shortbread with a
picture of bagpipes on them, even if the tin is on the back shelf
of a shed and is used for storing rusty woodscrews.
||An EM drive/bagpipe combination would be interesting..