Mini Quadrocopter Makes a Great Spy for the Robot Revolution
We’ve been documenting the extremely neat, super creepy quadrocopters for some time, so we all know they’ll aid the machines in overthrowing humanity some day, but now they can do so without taking up much space. Arnaud Taffanel, Tobias Antonsson, and Marcus Eliasson have helped the robot revolution along a smidge by creating the CrazyFlie, a miniature quadrocopter.
The adorable little mechanical spy weighs only 20 grams and measures 8 centimeters from the end of one motor to another. The quadrocopter runs on a Cortex-M3 CPU that takes input from an accelerometer and uses a couple of gyroscopes to keep balance. The quadrocopter is controlled by a 2.4Ghz radio transmitter, uses a small 110 mAh LIPO battery pack from an R/C plane and uses a PC to handle the telemetry.
(via Hack A Day)