Video of cool of German-made four-prop micro-drones with such features as hand-motion control, GSM networked communications (swarms!), GPS mapping, mounted cameras, and more.

MicoDrone – Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • xSmurf

    You’ve gotta love how they made a Wiimote inside an old electric razor ;)

  • ad_astra

    The thing I’m most impressed with is the GSM control and data streaming – that’s something I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. Having no range limitation ( :-)…except for dropped calls) would be amazing.

  • stilldavid

    These things are pretty remarkable! I’m impressed when (about halfway through) the guy starts pushing one of them around and it auto-corrects very well.

  • Servotronix

    It’s so cool to see how in 2007 this was rare and new, now motion control is everywhere.
    you can see some late developments in the field here-