Not many of us get to play with quadcopters, that’s about to change thanks to an awesome new machine: the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter. Bitcraze are now taking pre-orders for their tiny flying drone, it will set you back a measly $149, that’s a lot cheaper than any other quadcopter.
Neat huh. It’s open source as well, hacking is encouraged! Projects (as shown in the above video) could include adding wireless charging, rotor protection, wireless camera support or LED light array. It’s controlled by a PC through a 2.4 GHz radio, and an on-board gyroscope and accelerometer to keep it steady. A more advanced, $173 version, with a magnetometer and altimeter is also available for pre-order.
This would undoubtedly be a great gift for the fellow nerd or hacker, heck it would make a perfect present for almost anyone!