Tom’s Guide has a detailed project article for this amazing camera-equipped tri-copter R/C flier. The piece takes you through the design and build process, from inception of the idea, through building and troubleshooting, to the finished flier. Very cool.

Make Your Own Gadget: From Idea To Reality

In case you missed it, we are currently running a gadget design contest ourselves (sponsored by Design News, Texas Instruments, Alibre, and Allied Electronics). If you’re inspired to design a gadget, get thee to the Gadget Freak Design Contest landing page.

From the pages of MAKE:

MAKE Volume 22, Remote Control Everything
Automate your world with remote control. From pet care to power outlets, from toys to telepresence, we’ll show you how to add a joystick, push-button, twist-knob, or timer to just about anything. Don’t forget, subscribers can always read the digital edition here.

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.

  • JennaSys

    I am so glad that other people like William do the things that I want to do but don’t have time for. The fact that he took the time to document it all and share it with the world is truly inspiring. Nicely done.