Trek - An interesting idea occured to me very late one night (about
3.30am, as it happens). At least, I found it interesting. It
might even be practical.
Suppose a young kid (girl
or boy) puts together a solar powered flying model - it could be a helicopter
or something more exotic. The idea is that s/he wants to fly it across
country - maybe even across the world - to visit other places and, using
a bunch of onboard webcams, send back pictures of what it sees.
Rather than equip it
with artificial intelligence I figured the kid could wake it up during
its "day", fly it remotely for a distance - see how far it gets, what it
sees - and then land it somewhere safe for its "night" (wherever it happens
to be in terms of time zone) until s/he next has a chance to fly it.
That way s/he could fly around the globe - as long as the equipment holds