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Modular and Programmable Drone

Posted October 20, 2016

Airblock is a modular kit of foam drone parts that snap together for customized flying machines. It helps to teach kids how creativity, engineering and programming can combine for flying fun. The kits contain a foam body and separate modules for rotors and receiving control commands. The modules are snapable together through magnets in any way the user imagines. The components make it crash-friendly, and safe to use indoors. You can design two types of vehicle, a hovercraft and a hexacopter drone.

A companion app pairs with the vehicle over Bluetooth. This allows for standard piloting controls and also encourages users to dip into the coding, that could let to programme unique maneuvers. Drag-and-drop blocks can be used to create commands and configure different propellers to fire at different speeds by having the vehicle perform different stunts.

This project is currently raising funds on Kickstarter and has passed its $100,000 goal with 54 days remaining. You can see the campaign video below.

Source: Kickstarter

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