Micro Drone 3.0 is a smart drone that fits in the palm of your hand and which is capable of streaming high-quality video to your smartphone.
Crowd-funding websites are a good way for startup companies to grab the necessary money to turn their dreams into actual products. A popular category is the one involving drones, so Extreme Fliers has turned to Indiegogo in order to present Micro Drone 3.0, a small and smart quadcopter.
The company says that its new “drone is for everyone”, beginners or experts, because the Micro Drone 3.0 is easy to setup and because it is customizable to suit the needs of the most demanding users. It is available right now, only through Indiegogo and it will begin shipping this year.
Extreme Fliers focuses on design, flight, and video to create the amazing Micro Drone 3.0 quadcopter
The creators of the Micro Drone 3.0 project are stating that there are three key things to this quadcopter: its design, flight, and video capabilities.
The device is modular, so you can attach different accessories to it, courtesy of special “expansion packs”. Moreover, the drone can be customized using 3D printed parts, so you can create your own attachments with a 3D printer.
An array of sensors take care of the flight capabilities, so the quadcopter supports auto-leveling and inverted flying. The device is said to be capable of flying in winds as strong as 45mph / 72kmh, while offering a range of 300 feet.
The video performance is ensured by a built-in camera that records videos at 720p HD videos and up to 30fps. It has live-streaming capabilities directly to your phone and it comes with a VR headset support to provide first-person view video. The resulting footage can be easily shared to social networking websites.
Micro Drone 3.0’s funding goal has been met, shipping begins in 2015
The Micro Drone 3.0 is not just small, it is also very fast. This could lead to shaky videos, but the quadcopter has a gimbal which is actually the smallest in the world. However, it is enough to prevent blur from showing up in your videos.
Despite its size, Extreme Fliers states that there is nothing that can stop the drone from flying, so you can poke or push it and it will keep going. Users can control the quadcopter using an iOS or Android device via WiFi connectivity.
You can grab one unit right now for a price of $150. It is available through Indiegogo, where it has already overcome its minimum funding goal. This means that it will definitely begin shipping and it will do so as of November 2015.