Towards the end of last month we featured a new Hex nanocopter that had been created by Benjamin Black and his team and launched on the Kickstarter website.
Well with still 37 days to go the tiny Hex nanocopter has raised nearly $200,000 in funding shattering the original $10,000 pledge goal. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Hex nanocopter project and see it in action.
The Hex nanocopter is controlled using smartphones and other mobile devices, so complicated remote controls are not required and the control system for the Hex nanocopter is provided by RC Touch with a user-friendly interface that is already available for iOS and Android devices.
The Hex nanocopter connects to the controlling smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0 technology and is equipped with auto stabilisation software and provides users with a first person view whilst flying via the onboard camera.
The Hex nanocopter is supplied as a kit which contains an open source Hex nanocopter made by a community of makers from around the world and also the world’s first consumer electronic product that uses 3D printing technology enabling users to customise the craft to their exact requirements.
For more information on the new Hex nanocopter jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge.