05 Nov '12, 4pm

Tiny Clever Quadrotors Now on Kickstarter

Back when I started writing about robots (get off my lawn, by the way), helicopters were big and complicated and dangerous and crashy. It's kind of amazing that now (or at least, soon, hopefully) you can get a tiny little quadrotor that can stabilize itself in flight for just under $100. Or, to put it another way, for just under $10,000, you could get a hundred of 'em. Here's the Kickstarter pitch for the Mimix Tilt-to-Fly controller and NanoQ copter: The NanoQ weighs just 35 grams, and it can fly for up to 10 minutes on an integrated rechargeable battery. It can carry 10 grams of payload, and self-stabilizes with a 3-axis gyro and accelerometer. Infrared transmitters and receivers let the NanoQs interact with each other for multiplayer aerial gaming. Through Kickstarter, a complete NanoQ system (with the quadrotor, controller, charger, and two batteries) is just $99. That...

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Tiny Clever Quadrotors Now on Kickstarter

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