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

  • Published on Jun 10, 2019
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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips  3 months ago +476

    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 or join the Slack group at

    • Johannes Nielsen
      Johannes Nielsen 3 months ago

      @alysdexia belief is not required

    • alysdexia
      alysdexia 3 months ago

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

    • alysdexia
      alysdexia 3 months ago

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

    • alysdexia
      alysdexia 3 months ago

      You still said guys, fаg.

    • Maggie McFee
      Maggie McFee 3 months ago

      @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

  • Nick E
    Nick E 9 hours ago

    That's cool, AvL Technologies builds Satelittes for all walks of life from News, Emergency Services to Military. When i was a Firefighter we actually did a commercial with them showcasing their Emergency Response in a Disaster situation, type AvL Technologies in TheXvid's search bar to see the commercial. The amount of Tech that Emergency Services use to do our job better and faster, the Ducks are a good idea.

  • Geoseff Ritona
    Geoseff Ritona 21 day ago

    What's your emergency?
    Financial Aid

  • XlifesXtoughX
    XlifesXtoughX 21 day ago

    Costs 5000

  • Michael Dean
    Michael Dean Month ago

    Though in America, people would see them, panic, and call the bomb squad.

  • First Last
    First Last Month ago

    Love this. Props.

  • SilentGhilly
    SilentGhilly Month ago

    a tracker nice

  • MrNicoJac
    MrNicoJac Month ago

    7:45 Dafuq kinda socks are those??!??!?!?

  • Jerad Berry
    Jerad Berry Month ago +1

    what the duck is a clusterduck?

  • lufer88x
    lufer88x 2 months ago

    7:05 "I'm the great Cornholio!"

  • Ilikecereal 15
    Ilikecereal 15 2 months ago

    Linus' arm at 7:10

  • EvilestMinion
    EvilestMinion 2 months ago

    Shit i wish i had an idea

  • jon b
    jon b 2 months ago +1

    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 months ago

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

  • InternetExplorers
    InternetExplorers 2 months ago

    this is really cool

  • Robin V
    Robin V 2 months ago

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

  • Saravuth Seng
    Saravuth Seng 2 months ago

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

  • JediDan
    JediDan 2 months ago

    Linus Duck Tips.
    Can't believe nobody said it, already!

  • Car Audio Inc
    Car Audio Inc 2 months ago

    Update: "We're dead."

    *plot twist*

    Zombie Apocalypse

  • Sirius Anime
    Sirius Anime 2 months ago +1

    This will come in handy during judgement day...

    If everyone is sane by that time.

  • Jack Jack
    Jack Jack 2 months ago

    Love the caring!!!!!!

    • Jack Jack
      Jack Jack 2 months ago

      Sorry if its missspelled... dislexsice seems 1995.

  • joltdude
    joltdude 2 months ago

    Has a lot of similarities to Riccochet...

  • mjs1231
    mjs1231 2 months ago

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

  • Derwin Cabral
    Derwin Cabral 2 months ago

    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.

  • Sinfulnes
    Sinfulnes 2 months ago

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

  • Sinfulnes
    Sinfulnes 2 months ago +1

    This is the kind of shit the world needs

  • Hazy J
    Hazy J 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months ago +1

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

  • Sting Wray
    Sting Wray 3 months ago

    Should be called mother and ducklings

  • Musty Custard
    Musty Custard 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago +1

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

  • Andrew wells
    Andrew wells 3 months ago

    7:05 i am cornholio

  • Mildewed Duke
    Mildewed Duke 3 months ago +1

    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 3 months ago +1

    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 3 months ago +1

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

  • 7Write4This9Heart7
    7Write4This9Heart7 3 months ago

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

  • TheWibob1234
    TheWibob1234 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago +1

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

  • MrTrollTheMadGamer
    MrTrollTheMadGamer 3 months ago

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

  • Allen Frady
    Allen Frady 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    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
    distrohopping junkymonkey 3 months ago +1

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

  • Elie
    Elie 3 months ago +10

    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 3 months ago


  • sijonda
    sijonda 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    What if you dont have a phone?

  • Antibody Entertainment
    Antibody Entertainment 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    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-likesalotofcreamincoffee

    should have been called SHTP-box

  • shawn mendrek-likesalotofcreamincoffee

    This is seriously deserving of multiple awards.

  • Nauris R
    Nauris R 3 months ago

    You mean, Celluar towers, not satellites.

  • EvenSlash
    EvenSlash 3 months ago +1

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

    • Sharts Mcgee
      Sharts Mcgee 3 months ago +1

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

  • Thorsten Wolf-Erdagi
    Thorsten Wolf-Erdagi 3 months ago

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

  • Levi Harris
    Levi Harris 3 months ago +7

    At the beginning he had all his ducks in a row

  • chinthor
    chinthor 3 months ago

    "Oh, no! My Ba-looooon!" - kid from Spiderman, Playstation2

  • MC ZM
    MC ZM 3 months ago

    Very cool! This is needed in the world.

  • N Krypto
    N Krypto 3 months ago +1

    7:01 , it split open