Tagged: Quadcopter

Apple Drone looks cool, but is it for real?

Apple Drone Concept by Eric Huismann

If one has to go by what can be seen in the above photo, Apple could be on the brink of creating one of the coolest quadcopter out there. But don’t let your eyes fool you, as this is just an iteration of what an Apple Drone would like, if there was ever one! Created by graphics designer Eric Huismann, this concept Apple Drone looks like the real thing. With smooth flowing design and hallmark white and black colors accentuated by the shiny look, Apple Drone promises non-stop quadcopter fun for demanding users.
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Nano Drone is for beginners who want to expertise the art of UAV flying

Nano Drone

Robust drone fit for beginners

Drones are getting ever so popular due to the functionality they bring to the forte, but they haven’t been away from their share of controversies owing to the restrictions that have come into light. That isn’t deterring drone makers from coming up with versions that are complex and need in-depth knowledge for flying. Now this is a big hurdle for beginners who want to have their high-end drones, and at the same time don’t want it to land in the bushes with broken components spilled everywhere!
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Zyro DroneBall – A drone you can play outdoor games with

Zyro DroneBall

A project is up on Kickstarter that brings done play to the masses, and for reasons I’m wondering why! The Zyro DroneBall quadcopter is intended to be played like an outdoor sport where it acts as a prop. Much like a puck in hockey or shuttlecock in badminton, this drone can be maneuvered from side to side between players using a wand like device that redirects it in the intended direction. One can play games with up to four DroneBalls or initiate multiplayer games with other remote-enabled drones.
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CES 2015: Wearable Nixie drone amuses everyone at the mega event

Wearable nixie drone clicks selfies

Yes we love drones and in particular the Nixie drone that caught our eye just a few months ago. The winner of Intel Make it Wearable competition held in San Francisco, Nixie drone got the much deserved attention at CES 2015 when developer Christoph Kohstall showed the Intel Nixie drone camera in a keynote at the mega event. Intel’s keynote presented by CEO Brian Krzanich also included the Intel Curie module for modern wearables.
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Equipping a drone with Moto X 2014 to shoot 4K footage [Video]

Moto X on drone for 4K video

Smartphones are getting trimmer and their cameras are becoming superior by the day. Similarly, drones are becoming every professional photographers dream device with ability to carry best of DSLRs on board. Combining major facets of a new age smartphone and a drone; Motorola in collaboration with professional drone operator Glenn McKenna took the innovative Moto X (2nd Gen) and attached it to a quadcopter to capture memories in 4K (ultra HD resolution). Shooting 4K video with phone floating high above the ground, Amazing! Read More…

Stanford university students develop smartphone-controlled quadcopter

Smartphone controlled quadcopter

Coming as an able example of mechatronics – the combination of mechanic and electronics, the Stanford engineering students have developed a quadcopter which can be controlled by a smartphone. This prototype quadcopter made by the mechanical engineering course ME 202 students as a part of their mandatory project. This project requires the students to turn open-source smartphone operating systems into powerful control of mechatronic devices.
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DJI Inspire One drone captures stunning footage courtesy 4K video recording

DJI Inspire One Drone

DJI Inspire One Drone records 4K videos

Quadcopters for commercial use have been designed keeping in mind that users will shoot never before seen footage that will spell-bound everyone. But do the current generation of quadcopters for commercial use have high-end cameras that can shoot breathtaking footage and image in the finest of details? Frankly speaking there is not much to boast-of when it comes to shooting high-definition content from your quadcopter’s camera. Until now only as DJI Inspire One drone is here with a 3-axis stabilized 4K camera that shoots 12 megapixel images, 4K videos (at 30, 25 and 24fps) and retractable landing gear.
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First Ascent drone retracts into the shape of a water bottle

Backcountry Drones  First Ascent drone

Backcountry Drones First Ascent drone folds into itself

Drones have been ruling the roost when it comes to surveillance and taking never before seen footage. The design however has been the priority for drone manufactures as a lightweight frame always has an advantage. Backcountry Drones have developed a drone tailor-made for adventure seekers who like to keep the weight of their backpack down and want to have a flying machine that can take-off from their palm and land on ground without the need of a landing gear. Although the Backcountry Drones First Ascent drone may not be as compact as the Nixie drone but it surely is good enough to make it through the production lines.
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A small plane takes off from a real-life drone Helicarrier – Movie-like indeed!

Drone Take Off From A Flying Drone Carrier

Remember the S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier? Well, I don’t remember if we have seen something similar in the real world already? Here’s the change – flying enthusiasts at Flite Test have built and successfully tested what is the first remote controlled Helicarrier. This flying quadcopter aircraft carrier (in video below) takes to the sky with another small sized plane drone on its back. When the quadcopter, with a runway, is stable mid-flight, the plane on top of it takes off from the runway and flies away. Read More…

Wearable Nixie drone wins $500,00 at Intel Make it Wearable competition

Drone Nixie Flyable & Wearable Camera quadcopter

A month ago we acquainted you with Nixie which is a wearable drone that sits right on your wrist. Right at that moment we knew that this wearable drone quadcopter is something special and deserves the accolades for its functionality and design. Now, the fact is confirmed as Nixie drone has won the Intel Make it Wearable competition, sweeping the grand prize of $500,000 at a function held in San Francisco. Nixie drone is primarily targeted for adventure seekers who like to take that perfect selfie or shoot amazing video footage of themselves amid intense action.
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