PiCopter is launching our PiCare offer Created on Monday, 13 March 2017

We've had feedback from users that it's quite annoying when something breaks - it can leave days or weeks before they're back up again! Worth noting - PiCopter 4.0 has only made it to friends and family at this point, for test-flights and prototype feedback.

Here is our take on the matter

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Pi Zero W Finally public! Created on Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Recently, we got our hands on the Pi Zero W, that was just released today! We've tried incorporating it into PiCopter, and while it makes for a brilliant addition, it's just adding 0.5g with no real effect.

Why, you may ask. It's because we need a decent range WiFi unit. With our measurements and flight-tests, we've managed to get 15m range from controller to the drone. Not good enough, we need bigger antennas...

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Home cinema system - project projector Created on Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Our DIY projector is now ready as a comprehensive guide - available here

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Glorious speakers Created on Wednesday, 25 January 2017

You might have read about our record player. If you've got a record player, you may need speakers... Here's our take on speakers:

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And here's the guide

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PiCopter branches out! Created on Saturday, 07 January 2017

We thought it might be fun to try and build something other than just drones for a while. That's why we made this gorgeous record player:

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You want one? Want to learn how to make one? Here you go

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Design revisions! Created on Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Following data collected by over 100 PiCopter-crashes we internally and the community has done, we've decided to make a complete overhaul of PiCopters design. More data-driven means we're increasing sturdiness, reducing lateral weight and increasing battery power.

In our Research & Development department, we've started to look at how to reduce our reliance at iPhones and Androids being fully charged and stable. Further to this, we want to reduce latency, meaning you can truly fly FPV racing. We'll see if this'll be a part of the next public release.

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Class at Sutton Grammar School Created on Tuesday, 09 August 2016

We got the privelige to present at Sutton Grammar School. In the morning, we were building PiCopter drones with 9 students, aged 12 - 14. They did all the building.

Meanwhile, the 3D-printer was ticking along, making spare parts. Our aim of the session was to build and crash the drones!

In the afternoon, we exhibited PICopter in the Big Bang Day of Sutton Grammar School. Check out a short clip of what we did:

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Droning in Greece Created on Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Attending the inaugural IO collective, PiCopter founder Marten was tasked with bringing PiCopter along for some shooting.

Have a look at us recording a crash at the Farakla Estate in southern Greece here:

Here's the final shoot, with bits and bobs of our PiCopter footage:

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Pi Zero compatibility Created on Wednesday, 18 May 2016

PiCopter now supports the Pi Zero as an onboard flight controller!

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Thought leadership Created on Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Meeting with Melissa Andrada, we went through the messaging of PiCopter - perfecting the vision and expression.

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