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.

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.