These days there are plenty of reasons you might want become proficient at flying a drone. Maybe you want to take breathtaking photos, film extreme sports, protect wildlife, or perhaps, you simply need to change a light bulb?

Sure you could use a ladder, or even grab a chair if you're feeling adventurous, but for a couple of robotics trailblazers the rise of the machines shouldn't leave domestic lighting maintenance by the wayside.


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Sven and his pal Marek Baczynski spent whole day trying to trying to replace a light bulb with a modified Eachine E30W quadcopter, but they only accomplished crashing said drone – along with a series of light bulbs. They then switched to a Syma X5C-1 and it brought about almost immediate success.

The duo went through around nine bulbs before the task was complete, but hey, to make an omelette you gotta break a few light bulbs ... or something like that. You can check out the work of these automated-household visionaries in the video below; we dare you not to feel satisfied when things click into place.