X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

CrazyFlie: Tiny Barebones Quadrocopter Weighs Less than an Ounce

by Range
Advertisement

While I think that quadrocopters are cool, they tend to be big devices. That’s why I like this tiny quadrocopter, which only weighs 20 grams. It’s basically a PCB with some rotors on it, which is why it is so light. All of the telemetry is being handled on a computer, so it’s essentially a thin-client UAV, which is even more awesome (awesomer?).

crazyflie quadrocopter robot flying awesome drone uav

It’s called the CrazyFlie and it’s made by Daedalus Projects. Their aim was to make a barebones flying robot, cutting out anything that wasn’t needed. In addition to weighing under an ounce, it measures just under 5″ (12cm) square. The prototype wasn’t cheap or easy to make, but hopefully we’ll be getting a kit of some kind at some point.

Check out how stable and precisely it can fly. That’s due to the four rotors, which help keep it quite centered, without being too much of a hassle to pilot.

[Hack a Day via CrunchGear]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:
No items found.



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

On Being Hated

On Being Hated

Strange Panhandle Borders

Strange Panhandle Borders

A Hot Lap Around VIR in BMW’s M6 GTLM Racer

A Hot Lap Around VIR in BMW’s M6 GTLM Racer

Fiat 124 Spider Coupe May Land Next Year! HUZAAAH!

Fiat 124 Spider Coupe May Land Next Year! HUZAAAH!

Blitzway Ghostbusters (1984) 1/6 Scale Action Figures

Blitzway Ghostbusters (1984) 1/6 Scale Action Figures

Listen to Stephen King’s “Batman” Story

Listen to Stephen King’s “Batman” Story

Advertisement