THIS is a DUCK... and it could save your life - Call For Code

  • Published: 10 June 2019
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    Project OWL ( was last year's winner from Call for Code that created their own inexpensive and simple yet effective communication mesh system for use in disaster zones where internet is not readily everywhere. It could save your life!

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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   1 months back

    Thank you everybody for watching this video! If you have questions about Project OWL's technology, how it could be applied in your community or are interested in collaborating with the Project Owl team, please shoot an email to [email protected] or join the Slack group at

    • Johannes Nielsen
      Johannes Nielsen  4 weeks back

      @alysdexia belief is not required

    • alysdexia
      alysdexia  4 weeks back

      @Johannes Nielsen I don't believe you; they'd cancel each other out.

    • alysdexia
      alysdexia  4 weeks back

      @lee x English, shit-head, and it be not nice < niais < nescius := not-skilled; you be.

    • alysdexia
      alysdexia  4 weeks back

      You still said guys, fаg.

    • Maggie McFee
      Maggie McFee  1 months back

      @Linus Tech Tips those GPS coordinates are _not_ the LMG HQ. It's a street address off 58th ave. LMG is at 49.0985156,-122.7065713

  • Ilikecereal 15
    Ilikecereal 15  2 days back

    Linus' arm at 7:10

    • EvilestMinion
      EvilestMinion  3 days back

      Shit i wish i had an idea

      • jon b
        jon b  6 days back

        They won’t work well in water....water loves to absorb 2.4GHz e.g. WiFi

        • Stop Changing this It's really creepy

          "Stuck and hungy" sounds like something from Star Control 2

          • Benbot
            Benbot  2 weeks back

            7:42 you're so Canadian. An American would have thrown the bag and cursed.

            • InternetExplorers
              InternetExplorers  2 weeks back

              this is really cool

              • Robin V
                Robin V  2 weeks back

                No catchup, How cruel :( at least Mc Donalds was not damaged in the flood :D

                • Saravuth Seng
                  Saravuth Seng  2 weeks back

                  People are crazy, if they're not dying, no one will be looking for this kind of thing.

                  • JediDan
                    JediDan  2 weeks back

                    Linus Duck Tips.

                    Can't believe nobody said it, already!

                    • Car Audio Inc
                      Car Audio Inc  2 weeks back

                      Update: "We're dead."

                      *plot twist*

                      Zombie Apocalypse

                      • Snakey SwampBro
                        Snakey SwampBro  2 weeks back

                        This will come in handy during judgement day...

                        If everyone is sane by that time.

                        • Jackson Harer
                          Jackson Harer  3 weeks back

                          Love the caring!!!!!!

                          • Jackson Harer
                            Jackson Harer  3 weeks back

                            Sorry if its missspelled... dislexsice seems 1995.

                        • joltdude
                          joltdude  3 weeks back

                          Has a lot of similarities to Riccochet...

                          • mjs1231
                            mjs1231  3 weeks back

                            Cb would be much cheaper and is fully developed. Why recreating a non issue? And why push it?

                            • Derwin Cabral
                              Derwin Cabral  3 weeks back

                              Cheers from Belize. I was a part of the only 100% volunteer rescue group a few years ago. I can say with confidence that even for disaster preparedness training and scenarios this would be perfect. With more tinkering, I can see this expand not only for notification in urban areas but for high angle rescue, cave rescue and possibly even the addition of voice relay (yes CB's already exist) very informative.

                              • KaTh
                                KaTh  4 weeks back

                                Wait.. it's a don't need a toilet just shit in the water

                                • KaTh
                                  KaTh  4 weeks back

                                  This is the kind of shit the world needs

                                  • Hazy J
                                    Hazy J  4 weeks back

                                    I find this idea quite revolutionary, and I'm excited to hopefully see it deployed in the next "Hurricane Katrina" or the like.

                                    • kalexander777
                                      kalexander777  4 weeks back

                                      What AHOLES didn't put ketchup in the bagggg?!!!

                                      • Sting Wray
                                        Sting Wray  4 weeks back

                                        Should be called mother and ducklings

                                        • Musty Custard
                                          Musty Custard  4 weeks back

                                          These should be powered, at least as a backup, by radio signals. Phones have been developed that run entirely without a battery and are powered just by the cell signal.

                                          • Nathan ciminelli
                                            Nathan ciminelli  4 weeks back

                                            Wow I live in Cloverdale at 184 street and 58 ave I literally live a couple blocks away

                                            • Andrew wells
                                              Andrew wells  4 weeks back

                                              7:05 i am cornholio

                                              • Mildewed Duke
                                                Mildewed Duke  4 weeks back

                                                I guess 646 people don't care if others get stranded, can't communicate with others, and like emergency supplies to get misplaced.

                                                • Jason Tufts
                                                  Jason Tufts  4 weeks back

                                                  This is actually a rather amazing through process to create these. Its a funny name, but the idea makes so much sense, and could provide so many with much needed aid extremely quickly if a way of quick deployment was found/made.

                                                  • Nathan Kellert
                                                    Nathan Kellert  4 weeks back

                                                    I’m curious if this could be expanded to include actual internet when starlink is deployed.

                                                    • 7Write4This9Heart7
                                                      7Write4This9Heart7  4 weeks back

                                                      That is SO fucking cool, seriously! DANG! (I KNEW that balloon one was gonna take off! LMAO! Hope company wasn't mad!)

                                                      • TheWibob1234
                                                        TheWibob1234  4 weeks back

                                                        Latitude and longitude is given with that app. What if you combined drones with this to drop basic medical and food supplies when areas are too overworked.

                                                        • Panic The Scholar Knight.

                                                          ... i think making a small mesh network of my own might be a good idea.

                                                          • Sandeep Shankar
                                                            Sandeep Shankar  4 weeks back

                                                            WOW! The writing has gotten so much better from old videos!! Incredibly funny LMAO

                                                            • MrTrollTheMadGamer
                                                              MrTrollTheMadGamer  1 months back

                                                              You guys really missed the opportunity to have savage jerky in the bag

                                                              • Allen Frady
                                                                Allen Frady  1 months back

                                                                But why? You can go to the local sporting goods store and pick up a Gramin in reach mini that fits in your pocket and works off of the satellite system and will give you both SOS and 2 way txt messaging from sat coverage. It costs about what a music streaming service costs. I never travel without mine. Id always have it when at home or any time at a hotel but I also have it with me on planes trans and some times, automobiles. Works any where in the world, no ducks or cell coverage necessary.

                                                                • Sondre Åvik
                                                                  Sondre Åvik  1 months back

                                                                  Why did you transcode this video to 4096x2048 instead of 3840x1920? I'm really baffled, also this video is missing ~3,000kbps in the VP9, I wonder if you'd gain that ~3,000kbps back by adding black bars even though that is a sin, or by rendering in 3840x1920 (?). Also, why 2:1 aspect ratio and why 30fps only, you could gain ~a third extra bitrate simply by frame doubling or filming in 60fps, but would the visual clarity be higher, I don't know, I'd imagine it would if doubling frames at least in regards to video encoder being smart enough to compress _"identical"_ frames in an efficient manner.

                                                                  • distrohopping junkymonkey

                                                                    3:05 Linus's face when he says "cluster duck" made me laugh so hard I wheezed

                                                                    • Akasuki
                                                                      Akasuki  1 months back

                                                                      lol. I did this using arduino for my graduation project. It was relatively easy to do it, and we created rooms so everybody talks to each others.
                                                                      Guess what was the first sentence sent:
                                                                      simply "send nudes", and everybody laughed so hard hhhh

                                                                      • Nathan Barrett
                                                                        Nathan Barrett  1 months back


                                                                        • sijonda
                                                                          sijonda  1 months back

                                                                          I'd prefer a manufacturer wide update to be pushed if a major emergency like a really bad earthquake or truly bad flooding where a state of emergency is enacted. All phones would broadcast location info. What if someone can't reach their phone or are knocked unconscious.

                                                                          • xorkatoss
                                                                            xorkatoss  1 months back

                                                                            so are you trying to tell me that people actually created something useful for humanity? lol
                                                                            I want to use this when a zombie apocalypse happens :D

                                                                            • miracle manoj kumar
                                                                              miracle manoj kumar  1 months back

                                                                              What if you dont have a phone?

                                                                              • Antibody Entertainment
                                                                                Antibody Entertainment  1 months back

                                                                                add a lipo/liion battery and a solar panel, quickly Deployable, with even longer lifespan than standard AA and AAA batteries, and will recharge with the sun. nice idea for ERT and disaster relief.

                                                                                • Nabin Shahi
                                                                                  Nabin Shahi  1 months back

                                                                                  I will suggest them to go to Bangladesh in about 1 and half month because there might be flood if rain comes. It happened each year before so this year it might happen too but doesn't wish it to happen. :(

                                                                                  • shawn mendrek
                                                                                    shawn mendrek  1 months back

                                                                                    should have been called SHTP-box

                                                                                    • shawn mendrek
                                                                                      shawn mendrek  1 months back

                                                                                      This is seriously deserving of multiple awards.

                                                                                      • Nauris R
                                                                                        Nauris R  1 months back

                                                                                        You mean, Celluar towers, not satellites.

                                                                                        • EvenSlash
                                                                                          EvenSlash  1 months back

                                                                                          What if there was a emp, would it still work?

                                                                                          • Sharts Mcgee
                                                                                            Sharts Mcgee  1 months back

                                                                                            No, nothing electronic can survive an EMP unless inside a faraday cage or outside the EMPs range.

                                                                                        • Thorsten Wolf-Erdagi
                                                                                          Thorsten Wolf-Erdagi  1 months back

                                                                                          Am I the only one who looked up the GPS in google maps?

                                                                                          • Levi Harris
                                                                                            Levi Harris  1 months back

                                                                                            At the beginning he had all his ducks in a row