Blimpduino is now available for pre-order
at the Maker Shed. Price is $89.
We'll be selling it in the DIY Drones store as well after Maker Faire (Make took all of our initial inventory)
From the product listing:
17 grams, with ultrasonic and IR sensors.
Controls two motors and one vectoring servo.
Built-in RC compatibility (can read two RC channels--throttle and steering)
Designed for a 7.4v LiPo battery; has an automatic power cut-off at low voltage to protect the battery
BlimpDuino board, with all SMD parts already soldered on
Other through-hole components, to be soldered by user (easy)
A very simple light ply platform for the board, battery, optional RC receiver, and motor components
A servo, gears and motor shaft for the vectoring (thrust tilting) function
Two motors and props
One IR ground beacon
52" mylar envelope
Additional required items:
7.4v LiPo battery and charger
9v battery for ground beacon
RC transmitter and receive