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Tag: Flying

Microsoft Kinect + R/C Flying Bot = Autonomous Flying Machine

Microsoft Kinect + R/C Flying Bot = Autonomous Flying Machine
Microsoft’s Kinect proves that some gaming peripherals aren’t just for gaming. Since the launch of Microsoft’s Kinect, people have been hacking it to do all sorts of  interesting things. However, I have to say that attaching…
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Force Rc Micro-Copters: Hands-on Flight Test

Force Rc Micro-Copters: Hands-on Flight Test
The guys over at Horizon Hobby were kind enough to send us a few of their Force RC remote-controlled micro-helicopters to play with, and I thought I’d share some of my experiences with you.…
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Geeks Tie Fireworks to Kites, Not as Explosive as You Might Think

Geeks Tie Fireworks to Kites, Not as Explosive as You Might Think
As a kid, any time we could buy fireworks was a great time of year. I once lobbied to move to Florida where you could buy fireworks year round, but my parents never agreed. I used…
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Mr. T Ghost Don’T Pity No Fools, Scares ‘Em Instead

Mr. T Ghost Don’T Pity No Fools, Scares ‘Em Instead
Breaking news! Three kids were harassed this past Halloween by an unidentified flying object. Its body was white and shapeless, it had a menacing expression, and it had rotor blades for arms: Creepy eh? Actually, that’s…
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Flying R/C Millennium Falcon Does the Kessel Run in Just Under 12 Days

Flying R/C Millennium Falcon Does the Kessel Run in Just Under 12 Days
This remote-controlled Millennium Falcon seems to have had a slight design modification from the one in the movies. Instead of giant hyperthrusters (or whatever they’re called on the back of the real Falcon), this version is…
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Tiny Flying Spy Robots: That’S All We Need Now

Tiny Flying Spy Robots: That’S All We Need Now
If you are worried about  all those security cameras that are popping up everywhere, and Big Brother watching you, well maybe you should just leave now and ignore this piece of news. Mirko Kovac from the…
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Sweet Arduimu Quadcopter is Smarter Than the Parrot Ardrone

Sweet Arduimu Quadcopter is Smarter Than the Parrot Ardrone
I have been building model kits since I was a kid and now that my son is old enough we put them together at times. I once built an RC airplane from a kit and it…
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Martin Aircraft Presents Their Real Jetpack!

Martin Aircraft Presents Their Real Jetpack!
A company from New Zealand is going to start selling flying jetpacks commercially. Strangely enough, these real jetpacks cost $75,000, which is less than the earth-bound JetLev Flyer which we posted about yesterday. The Martin Aircraft…
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Jetlev Jetski Jetpack Ready for Purchase (if You’Re Rich)

Jetlev Jetski Jetpack Ready for Purchase (if You’Re Rich)
We’ve mentioned this before, but this amazing rig allows you to simply take off into the air. The most interesting thing is that it combines a jetski with a jetpack. It’s called the Jetlev Flyer and…
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Micro Rc Helicopters Are a Perfect Way to Waste Time at the Office

Micro Rc Helicopters Are a Perfect Way to Waste Time at the Office
I have to say that I have always wanted to pilot a radio-controlled helicopter, though I’ve learned that doing so isn’t as easy as I initially had thought. Experienced R/C pilots have told me that helicopters…
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The 2.1 Million Dollar Robot Hummingbird That Will Save Your Life, Say What?

The 2.1 Million Dollar Robot Hummingbird That Will Save Your Life, Say What?
This is actually serious. This is a teeny, tiny, flying robot that looks like a hummingbird. It naturally comes from Japan and wants to save your life, and a whole other bunch of stuff as well.…
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Quad-Rotor Autonomous Helicopter Eschews Gps in Favor of Lasers. Laz0rz!

Quad-Rotor Autonomous Helicopter Eschews Gps in Favor of Lasers. Laz0rz!
Here’s another one of them MAVs that’ll soon be flying all over the place. A group of MIT students – Abe Bachrach, Anton de Winter, Ruije He, Garrett Hemann and Sam Prentice (I think I got…
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Parajet Skycar Now Available for Pre-Order, Governments May Need to Prepare Driving-Flying Licences

Parajet Skycar Now Available for Pre-Order, Governments May Need to Prepare Driving-Flying Licences
Why have I not read about this before? The ParaJet SkyCar, invented by Giles Cardozo, is the world’s first street legal FLYING CAR. As in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flying Car, except that it uses a…
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Tiny Robotic Bats Invade!

Tiny Robotic Bats Invade!
Next time you see a bat flying about the evening sky, you’d better look close to make sure you’re not being observed by one of these miniature flying robot bats instead of the real thing. Researchers…
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Micro Air Vehicles Being Developed by Us Air Force, Terrorists Ready Their Fly Swatters

Micro Air Vehicles Being Developed by Us Air Force, Terrorists Ready Their Fly Swatters
Tonight’s nightmare is brought to you by the US Air Force Research Laboratory and their Playstation 1 – era CG presentation of the Micro Air Vehicles project. Narrated by someone who sounds almost exactly the same…
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Mesicopters: Tiny Flying Robots to Take Over the World (Someday)

Mesicopters: Tiny Flying Robots to Take Over the World (Someday)
Stanford researchers have designed these incredible little robots are about the size of a quarter for use in atmospheric research on Earth (and one day) on Mars. I just want them for conducting research in my…
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