Crazyflie Nano Open Source Quadcopter Launches For $173 (video)


Looking for a new gadget to while away a little time and provide a little fun at the same time? If you are you might be interested in the new Crazyflie Nano Open Source Quadcopter which is now available to pre-purchase for around $173.

The mini quadcopter is fitted with a four propellers, motor, battery, sensors, together with a wireless radio and more. Due to its open source development the firmware source code can be modified and the hardware schematics are also available to view at your leisure. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter

Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter

The new Crazyflie Nano Open Source Quadcopter will fly for around 7 minutes and takes just 20 minutes to fully recharge, from flat.

“We put together two bundles for the different “sensor packs”. One is called Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter Kit 6-DOFand the other 10-DOF. They both include the Crazyradio USB dongle and a 2.4GHz antenna for it. The price for the kits are $149 for the 6-DOF and $173 for the 10-DOF. For full product descriptions head over to Seeedstudio and have a look. There’s also spare parts available to pre-order which could be a wise choice depending on what you are planning on using the Crazyflie for.”

The new Crazyflie Nano Open Source Quadcopter will start shipping April 25th, 2013. For more information on the new Crazyflie quadcopter jump over to the Bitcraze website for details.

Source: Liliputing : Hacker News : Bitcraze