30 May '14, 3pm

Bond meets MacGyver: $100 micro drone is designed for hacks, 3D-printed mods | EDN via @edncom

Bond meets MacGyver: $100 micro drone is designed for hacks, 3D-printed mods | EDN via @edncom

I’ve just discovered my kitchen is a treacherous place to learn to fly a micro-quadcopter. My pilot’s license has enabled me to get a bit of stick time in lots of unusual flying machines, including a motor glider, a WWII era biplane, several ultralights, and an ex-Soviet military transport, but none of them have prepared me to handle Extreme Fliers’ Micro Drone 2.0. This blinking, buzzing, and downright adorable contraption is much more sensitive than anything else I’ve flown, and can maneuver in several degrees of freedom I didn’t even know existed. Due to gusty wind conditions in the yard, my first test flights were conducted indoors. But even in still air, learning to fly the Micro Drone 2.0 takes time, patience and good hand-eye coordination. But indoor flight has its own challenges – especially when it’s conducted within the narrow, obstacle strewn canyons formed by m...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/diy-zone/4430269/Bon...

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