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

What's included:

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

Optional items:

RC transmitter and receive

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Comment by IKE on May 19, 2009 at 3:52pm
I just placed my order, this will be my first step towards my own UAV :)

This is my first post here although I am a member and a regular reader for quite some time, and I just wanted to thank you and every other member for the creation and expansion of this amazing project that DIYdrones is. Keep up the excellent work.

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on May 19, 2009 at 4:01pm
Welcome Ike and many thanks for the kind words!
Comment by Tanate Duangpatra on May 19, 2009 at 6:29pm
I want to order one but at your store regist they do not have "Thailand" for country choice, please arrange.

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on May 19, 2009 at 6:36pm
That's not our store--it's Make's. Please tell them!
Comment by NorthSweden on May 20, 2009 at 3:35am
Nice stuff, i will order one right away, can´t wait to cruise around in my apartment.


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