Set your display and colors, choose for different times of day.
Initial WI-FI connectivity is established with its own access point. The user connects to the access point with their phone or tablet. Then selects their WI-FI SSID and pass phrase, once selected the unit will restart and connect to the selected WI-FI network.
The device now acts as a web server and the user can then configure message texts and colors. The camera is now viewable on their browser and the drone beacon can be started by filling in the delivery address.
This patent pending technique provides the beacon with a dynamic GUID based on a 16 byte geohash encode providing a simple way for the drone to determine its location, for more on the benefits of geohashing see: https://eugene-eeo.github.io/blog/geohashing.html The beacon protocol provides the Bluetooth power level allowing the drone to home in from approximately 50 feet away.
The unit is based on a 64 bit quad core processor allowing for additional functionality. Integration to other smart home eco systems using MQTT or the emerging Thread interface (Google Nest) is still being determined. Drone location could be further validated by providing the camera feed to the pilot ensuring positive package delivery.
The smart home display consists of four elements (patent pending):
A 12” x 4.25” sunlight readable LCD display with 720 x 1920 pixels.
Security Camera with motion detection.
Drone homing beacon broadcasting geolocation and power level on Bluetooth low
User configuration over WiFi browser interface. Configuration of text, text color,
background color, day / night color choices