iPhone Controlled Helicopter

Posted by on Jan 7, 2010 in Technology
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All I can say is… wow. This is so awesome. Imagine controlling a remote controlled helicopter with your iPhone. Yep, this little gadget is geek drool material. It’s called Parrot AR.Drone and it is a 4-bladed remote controlled helicopter with cameras mounted in it. It connects to your iPhone through Wi-Fi and is controlled by the accelerometer and touchscreen. It also passes the video camera feed to your iPhone’s screen. It’s underneath camera allows it to know how far off the ground it is to stabilize it even in slight winds and it automatically slows for smooth landings. It has an ultrasound altimeter that also helps stabilizes it. Amazing. File this under, “I gotta get me one of these”. Don’t know what kind of price it would be. I’m not sure I wanna know. Check it out:

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