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The 3D Pocketcopter is the World's Smallest Flying Camera

The Indiegogo fundraising campaign ended successfully this week for the 3D Pocketcopter. No surprise the tiny stereoscopic flying camera raised 760% of its goal: Controlled by your smartphone up to ten meters away, it records 3D stereoscopic video on its micro-sd memory card, fits into your pocket, anad was available for as low as €79 during the fundraising period.

The first samples should be available from May 2015 for around $100.

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3D Pocketcopter Presentation

The Pocketcopter itself is powered by a 12V battery (non replaceable if we followed the latest developments) and is controlled via the touch screen of your smartphone. The connection is via WiFi (similar to the remote control of the GoPro) or Bluetooth. Due to the fact that, although the rotor arms are fixed one above the other, each spins in the opposite direction to the other thus achieving stability and ensuring quiet recordings. Should the Pocketcopter lose the connection to the smartphone it automatically floats slowly to the ground.

The software interfaces will allow the pictures or videos taken to be instantly shared directly on social networks like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Specs
  • Height about 19 cm
  • Diameter about 4.5 cm
  • 12V rechargeable
  • 3D HD camera
  • Range about 10 meters
  • Rotor blades removable
  • Previous tests showed that the running time of a fully charged battery is about 6 hours (camera) and 25 min flight time.
  • Storage Medium: Micro SD card

Inspired by This Video

More Info

The 3D Pocketcopter is the brainchild of Thomas Pagel from Tejina de Isora, Spain. Thomas is on Facebook.

Dig into  the closed fundraising campaign on Indiegogo.