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Quadcopter as companion (and more!)

Quadcopter as companion (and more!)

A new project unveiled on crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com named “Spiri” is a pretty little flyer that can be anything you want it to be!

Inventor Patrick Edwards-Daugherty writes, “Meet Spiri, the programmable, autonomous flying robot. Designed for you and your projects. Spiri is a versatile, airborne Linux device with sensors, cameras, wifi, cloud support, development tools and more. Our design builds on four principles: (1) Spiri as a platform for creation and development, (2) Spiri as a well-balanced and sensitive physical machine, (3) Spiri as an autonomous and social creature, and (4) Spiri as a way to bring people together.

Our intent is to help you evolve Spiri based on your own passions, objectives, and imagination. Spiri can be a courier, a rescuer, a spelunker, a cartographer, a playmate, a gardener, an inspector, a reporter, a teammate, a wanderer, anything.”

Check out the video below, and if you’d like to help support this project in return for getting one of the first available Spiri quadcopters, click here.

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Updated: March 31, 2016 — 12:09 PM

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    1. They aren’t in production yet, but if you go to http://www.KickStarter.com (the link in the post goes straight to the Spiri page) and help to fund the cost of production (think it’s $250) you will be the first to get one off the line!

  1. LOL what a joke. $50 in eBay grade Chinese parts and won’t be able to lift a darn thing. So just how is this thing going to carry out any tasks for us? ROFLMAO

  2. Phrank Stein, you sound like you have done a lot of research on Spiri. I am interested in building one from scratch and I need your knowledge concerning the parts needed for construction and its capabilities. A youtube video documenting assembly using the $50 in eBay grade Chinese parts that you say are need to build one would be great. The story says that Spiri can be a courier, but you imply otherwise. What is the maximum lift capability with the recommended battery? Do you recommend using a battery with a higher cell count to increase the weight it can carry?

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