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Tag: Quadcopter

DIY Quadcopter Kit: Drone It Yourself

DIY Quadcopter Kit: Drone It Yourself
Drones like Parrot’s smart quadcopters are slowly becoming popular toys. While they’re not dirt cheap, they’re very stable, easy to pilot and some of them even have cameras or can be fitted with one. But what if you could turn anything into a drone?

B R/C Car Helicopter Hybrid: QuadCarTer

B R/C Car Helicopter Hybrid: QuadCarTer
Don Vitenzo invented a new type of quadcopter that’s sure to stoke the imaginations of kids and perhaps even vehicle makers. It’s called B, and it’s a remote-controlled quadcopter and car in one.
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Flying Rescue Lifeguard Drone Could be a Real Life Saver

Flying Rescue Lifeguard Drone Could be a Real Life Saver
Looking for a lifeguard that won’t get all out of shape like David Hasselhoff? A research lab in Iran is working on one – a robotic lifeguard that can respond instantly to passengers and crew who fall from ships by flying to their rescue and dropping a life preserver to them.

Quadcopter Fleet Forms Starfleet Insignia in London Sky

Quadcopter Fleet Forms Starfleet Insignia in London Sky
No, that is not a message sent from the future by James T. Kirk, warning us to treat the whales nicely. You’re looking at 30 lit quadcopter robots forming a Starfleet insignia in the night sky above London, just because they can.

Rent Your Own Personal Security Drone

Rent Your Own Personal Security Drone
Japanese security firm Secom is preparing to launch a new service that will let home and small business owners rent a quadcopter drone that the company claims will launch automatically in the event of a burglary, taking pictures of the burglars and even capturing live video of them as the crime is in progress.

Dad Builds Quadcopter to Walk His Son to the Bus Stop

Dad Builds Quadcopter to Walk His Son to the Bus Stop
Some of you will think this guy is the best dad ever, while others will think he is lazy. Personally I think he’s pretty awesome. Paul Wallich has entrusted a quadcopter to walk his son to the bus stop.

Quadrocopters Programmed to Throw and Catch Balls, Still Working on Swinging a Bat

Quadrocopters Programmed to Throw and Catch Balls, Still Working on Swinging a Bat
In the future, when quadcopters develop a hive mind and eventually come after us with their machine guns and tasers, they’ll be able to rub salt in our lethal wounds by playing catch with our heads, thanks to a project by researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Mind-controlled Quadcopter Drone: Telekinesis Tech

Mind-controlled Quadcopter Drone: Telekinesis Tech
The newest model of the Parrot AR.Drone can be controlled via the iPad. Fancy eh? Well, researchers at Zhejiang University have come up with a way to control the quadcopter using a person’s brain waves. That’s telekinesis, Kyle.

Hack a Day’s Drone Delivers a Shocking Surprise

Hack a Day’s Drone Delivers a Shocking Surprise
Hey Range, you wished for a weapon-equipped quadrotor drone right? Hack a Day has served as your genie. The folks who run the site managed to modify a Parrot AR.Drone to deliver a shock on contact.

UDIRC RC Quadcopter Won’t Chop Much off Your Budget

UDIRC RC Quadcopter Won’t Chop Much off Your Budget
Drones are a hot piece of tech these days, whether you’re a kid or an armed force. Rich kids and rich armed forces, that is: for instance, the popular Parrot AR.Drones sell for $250 to $300 (USD).

Taxidermy Cat Quadcopter is Weirder Than Nyan Cat

Taxidermy Cat Quadcopter is Weirder Than Nyan Cat
Meet Orville the flying feline. He’s half-cat, half-quadcopter, 100% bizarre. I’m not sure if this marriage of dead animal and machine will fly with animal rights groups, but it was done with the consent of Orville’s owner.

Death from Above: Quadcopter Modified to Carry Machine Gun

Death from Above: Quadcopter Modified to Carry Machine Gun
You probably already know the FPSRussia YouTube channel from their many videos of carnage showing a nice Russian-sounding guy using different weapons. His latest video may be the best yet. In this one, he isn’t even holding a weapon.

TacoCopter to Use Quadrotors to Offer Flying Taco Delivery?

TacoCopter to Use Quadrotors to Offer Flying Taco Delivery?
Quadrocopters have been used for all kinds of cool things, but the best may be yet to come. Now keep in mind that this may be a hoax, but it is an awesome premise. According to one report, flying quadrotors may soon be used to deliver tacos.
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