Update from Hackaday. This looks like a good candidate design for a cheap open source version of the cool U-Penn GRASP Lab swarming quads.  The company plans to manufacture and sell them. 

Crazyflie, the itty bitty quadcopter that uses a PCB for its frame is at the cusp of being able to fly without a PC. We were enamored with it when we first spotted it, and the Crazyflie has only gotten better. As you can see, a new PCB gives it a slightly more stylized look, but that’s not all. There have been major improvements to the design of the software, and various parts of the hardware. They’re waiting for the final prototype to arrive from the factory to test the ultimate goal, PC-less flight.  We’re not sure why this tiny quadcopter is so enthralling, but it sure has us captivated.

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Comment by Colton on April 16, 2012 at 1:56pm

That is f#@&ing epic.  What is the projected cost of one of these ready to fly?


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Comment by Jack Crossfire on April 16, 2012 at 3:51pm

Are they trying to use Chinese manufacturing?  The turnaround is taking forever.

Comment by John Hestness on April 16, 2012 at 6:45pm

I would like to program it to attack the hornets around my house.  And if it keeps getting smaller then the mosquitos better watch out.

Comment by Aaron Henry on April 19, 2012 at 6:21pm

$139 USD for a bit bigger version. (not by much)



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