Via Intel's "Make it Wearable" contest, meet Nixie, a quadcopter that you wear like a bracelet. At the press of a button, it unfolds, captures your dronie and returns, to be strapped to your wrist again

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Comment by Roberto Navoni on September 27, 2014 at 10:17am

The concept is very nice but there are a lot of technology limit to solve before to develop a good warable drone ... but the idea is very nice . But is not clear Edison have or don't have video input  ?



Comment by Diy Copters - Ben Berrey on September 27, 2014 at 2:06pm

In all my hours flying fpv. there is nothing like seeing yourself 3rd person, and controlling that view.

When following yourself horseback, to flying through your own legs standing up. All of those feelings that cannot be expressed in words.

Pocket drones i could see being very handy in the future when battery technology is able to scale them down to a useful form factor

My 2 Cents

Ben B

Comment by Mathew krawczun on September 27, 2014 at 8:36pm

oh look an auto suicide device. LOL push one button and it slices you own wrist for you in seconds!

I'm all for nano drones but really better design needed.

Comment by Hans Miller on September 27, 2014 at 8:52pm

After reading that comment I might need my own suicide device. Is this the sort of thing that happens with an ever-increasing membership? Please, if you are incapable of stringing together two sentences and have nothing to contribute... don't. 

Comment by Mathew krawczun on September 27, 2014 at 9:49pm

we are contributing, we've pointed out flaws that need to be addressed, you just seem upset that we aren't losing our mind over this false innovation.

honestly there's nothing really new here. it's your basic micro quad with a needlessly complex frame which will do nothing but decrease its performance so it can be shoehorned into contest for a buzz word.

Comment by John Dennings on September 28, 2014 at 10:47am

I've played with the Hubsan with integrated camera showed at the beginning of the video, along with "the world's smallest quadcopter", the proto-X. With 1.1" propellers for the proto-X and given the power of the motors they are incapable of slicing through skin. I can stick a finger right through and it doesn't do anything whatsoever.

Could be a danger for eyes, though.

Comment by John Dennings on September 28, 2014 at 10:58am

Prop guards similar to those on the Blade Nano QX may alleviate that.

Comment by Laurent Eschenauer on October 5, 2014 at 1:45am

In order to achieve their goal, they need to build in some level of autonomous flying. I wonder how they could achieve that with such a small device. You would need something like a sonar for altitude control and optical flow tracking.

Unless you could run some VSLAM directly on the edison and thus avoid the need of other sensors besides the IMU ?

Any one has more insights on how they plan to solve this ? Or is it just a nice concept without concrete technical feasibility ?


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