BLOG – Hong Kong Makes Tacocopter Internet Meme a Reality 14


Last night, somewhere in an old factory in Kwun Tong, the Tacocopter dream became a reality. The Stephen Colbert-approved  internet meme imagines a robotic unmanned drone which can be called upon via a smartphone app to deliver Mexican food on demand…

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Invented by Scott Torborg, Dustin Boyer & Star Simpson, the Night of the Tacocopter was full of promise
“Fuelled by guacamole dispensed with 1-microlitre accuracy on a converted and mostly-solder-paste-free SolarPocketFactory and lubricated with tequila ejected with a 60 psi blast cannon. Flanked by a flotilla of tortilla hovercraft. Under the watchful gaze of taco suns hanging from the ceiling. We will make history. Or, at the very least, a mess of historic proportions.”

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High velocity sour cream dispenser…

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This highly unnecessary invention created perfectly toasted flat breads…

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The team commissioned a beautiful Tacocopter oil painting in the DaFen art forgery district of Shenzhen…

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Meanwhile, this conveyor belt contraption automatically flung drinks onto the floor at randomised intervals…

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Historic footage of the magical moment…

Stephen Colbert and the Tacocopter…

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