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The MineMarker


Enhancing the safety and efficiency of demining operations, MineMarker offers a unique solution for marking explosive hazards without the need for personnel to enter the minefield. Designed to complement aerial-based detection methods, insights from non-technical surveys, or community-provided knowledge, MineMarker is deployed via drone to precisely mark known or suspected locations of explosive ordnance (EO). This innovative approach ensures improved situational awareness by physically marking the EO in a way that is easily visible and audible. Particularly beneficial for unapproachable mines like the POM-3, which can be triggered by seismic or thermal factors, MineMarker significantly enhances the safety of demining personnel before they set foot on the field.


The MineMarker is a drone attachment that dispenses a brightly colored flag and beeper attached to a self-righting bob, effectively marking the physical location of mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) upon deployment. The design ensures versatility, allowing markers to be dropped at any orientation, with the self-righting mechanism guaranteeing the flag's visibility. Compatible with popular drones like the DJI Phantom 4 and DJI Mavic 2, the dropping mechanism seamlessly integrates with these models. Prioritizing user-friendliness, the MineMarker is designed to be easily accessible, featuring components such as a 3D printable base, a lawn flag, weighted washers, and a clamp. Additionally, all parts, excluding the 3D printable base, are readily available at most hardware stores, facilitating simple assembly.


Simulation of 3D printing the  MineMarker CAD model


We are in the process of field testing the MineMarker in Ukraine with humanitarian demining organizations.

Contact us if interested in using the MineMarker at

Volunteer Engineers and scientists

Chris LaBorde, Mechanical Engineer, Basement Robotics

Ethan Christison, Automation and Controls Engineer

Jasper Baur, Demining Research Community

Gabriel Steinberg,  Demining Research Community

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