HELP US TEACH OTHERS TO FLY

MARTEN WETTERBERG

FOUNDER

Starting the PiCopter journey two years ago, Marten has invested his expertise into making this amazing project fly. Expert tinkerer, 3D-printer and electronics. 10 years of professional software development background.

EXPERIENCE

Having sold and delivered web services for almost £1m through NyWeb and CrowdSkills, he's a confident business runner. With clients like United Nations, Maserati and the Cabinet Office, he knows how to deliver high end online precense.

Building platforms like iAuthor, ELATT, SongStarter, CrowdSkills, StudioX Online, he has been in charge of the PiCopter platform you're currently on.

TEACHING

Marten taught web development at John Bauer upper secondary school in Sweden.

Long-term teacher at ELATT in East London, instructing students ranging from 16 to 60 years old students, in software development.

Marten is also an accredited and active sailing instructor at Docklands Sailing Centre.

OUR TEAM AND ADVISORS

A collective of enthusiasts and PiCopter's friends

ANTON

He is the key networker and connector for PiCopter at events. Anton and his consultancy firm The Exponentials is in charge of branding and design expression.

MELISSA

Having co-founded Curve at Wolff Olins, Melissa outlines the learning journey for PiCopter, keeps track of user engagement and refines the process and product.

SASHA

Sasha spearheads the financial side of PiCopter with his investment and financial expertise. With Brainiac, Sasha leads the way into the Ed-Tech industry.

JONATHAN

Having run several successful Kickstarters for years, such as PiJuice, we are very excited to receive Jonathan's support in our upcoming Kickstarters. With his Raspberry Pi-focus, his community of followers and backers will lead us to our success.

SASCHA

Software engineer at Playmaker and a past at aquired Stickyboard. Sascha supports us with code reviews, optimisations and functions in PiCopter's Python environment.

CONNOR

With a past at GovFaces, Connor is an awesome presenter and business thinker. As a future COO, Connor assists PiCopter with advice and connections.

THE INVENTION

QUADCOPTER DRONE

It's a flying drone with four rotors. You use the built-in app to fly it, from any smartphone or computer. The quadcopter is specifically made for hacking and learning about drones, technology and coding, and has great technology and design on-board. As you build it yourself and is open-source, it's cheaper than comparable drones on the market.

3D-PRINTED

Every piece of the hull is 3d-printed, making spare parts easy to find, and modifications a breeze. This makes PiCopter perfect for individualised projects and designs, allows the builder and hacker to go beyond the scope and order spare parts from their local 3d-printer.

RASPBERRY PI

We started off using the Raspberry Pi as our flight controller, and it's now a part of our fabric. Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer with great capacity. PiCopter normally comes with the Raspberry Pi included, and supports the Zero model, model A+ and B

FLYING CAMERA

On-board you'll find a great tiny camera. This allows PiCopter to stream live video to your phone or virtual reality glasses. It Also takes great selfies, shots and video from angles from a new perspective!

EDUCATION TOOL

As a learning journey, PiCopter is great! You put it together yourself, connect the controllers, hook up software and modify. Letting you take your students or kids through electronics, aerodynamics, coding, hacking and drone regulations amongst others.

COMMUNITY

We're building a community of drone pilots, hackers and builders on our platform. Taking what drones can be used for even further, and taking PiCopter to new heights. We engage our community by sharing challenges, competitions, awards and new features. In the spirit of Raspberry Pi, PiCopter and it's software are fully open source.

PICOPTER DJI PHANTOM 4 PARROT BEBOP 2 3DR SOLO QUANTUM NOVA WALKERA SCOUT X4 DJI Mavic Lily Drone
STATUS
FLIGHT TIME 15 - 40 min 25 min 25 min 16 min* 15 min 25 min 21 min 20 min
SPEED 29 mph 33.5 mph 37 mph 40 mph* 25 mph 45 mph 70 mph 30 mph
FLIGHT DISTANCE 400m 3.5km 300m / 2km 1km* 1km 1.5km 30m
EFFECTIVE PIXELS 8 Megapixel 14 Megapixel 14 Megapixel 12.35 Megapixel 12 Megapixel
VIDEO RESOLUTION 1080p at 30p 4k at 30p 1080p at 30p 4k at 30p 1080p
SLOW-MOTION RESOLUTION 720p at 90p 1080p at 90p 1080p at 60p 1080p at 90p 720p at 90p
GOPRO MOUNT Yes Yes Yes Yes
WEIGHT 530 g 1380 g 500 g 1282 g* 875 g 1770 g 743 g 1300 g
SIZE 330mm 350mm 500mm 550mm* 420mm 473mm 335mm 370mm
STORAGE 8GB Micro SD (3000 pictures or 4.8 hours video) 16GB Micro SD (6000 picotures or 9.6 hours video) 8GB Internal (3000 pictures or 4.8 hours video) 16GB Micro SD 4GB Micro SD
STABILISING GIMBAL
GPS
TRANSMITTER
APP
BATTERY 11.1v 4200mAh 15.2v 5350mAh 11.1v 2700mAh 13.05v 5100mAh* 22v 5400mAh 13.05v 3830mAh
BATTERY CHARGER Mains: 2.4A, USB: 1A Mains: 12A Mains: 3.5A 3.3A* No 5A 3.8A
OPEN SOURCE
BUILD TIME 4h 1h 30 min 1h 2h 30 min 30 min 10 min
PRICE $940 $1140 $540 $640 $290 $1040 $1290 $1040
FULL KIT

Including VR-glasses or only display(marked with *), remote controller, 3 batteries, charger, memory card, dedicated camera

FULL SPEC PRICE $940 $1690* $1040 $1040* $690 $1290* $1540* $1590*
GET THE KIT


FREE SHIPPING

PiCopter delivers for free

We ship to the UK, greater Europe, North America and Australia

MONEY BACK

Doesn't fly with you? Just send it back!

We're happy to take products back if you don't like it. Naturally in an unharmed condition, and we go dutch on the shipping bills.

IN STOCK, SHIPPED IN 1 WEEK

Be one of the first PiCopter - THE FULL STORY-owners

Our preliminary shipping dates will be sent right after your order! We make each product on order, so our shipping estimate is readily updated.

NOT FOR EVERYONE

Not everyone will enjoy PiCopter - THE FULL STORY as much

- If you're not interested in discovery
- If you don't want to spend up to two hours building your own picopter
- If you're not interested in making a picopter something more
- If you are under 10 years old
- If you just want a cool picopter out of the box

THE DRONE MARKET

1 MILLION DRONES

Last christmas, 1.3 million drones were sold. That alone is pretty amazing

SOURCE

THE BIG PLAYERS

DJI, the biggest drone manufacturer is valued at £9bn.

SOURCE

Parrot, second in line to the throne, is operating on a 50% net margin.

SOURCE

EXPONENTIAL MARKET

The drone market is set to double by 2018, year-on-year.

SOURCE

The civilian market is growing fast, 19% CAGR from 2015 to 2020


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THE RASPBERRY PI COMMUNITY

10 million computers

There are 10 million Raspberry Pis in the wild, all ready to take PiCopter on-board and up into the air.

Made for inventors

The Raspberry Pi Organisation operates out of Cambridge, UK. With their goal to be the platform for computer inventors and students alike, it's a perfect marriage.

Kickstarters

There are countless examples of successful Kickstarters for Raspberry Pi, such as PiJuice (£125k), KANO (£1m), Slice (£225k), HDMIPi (£260k). Please see our roadmap for how we secure a great Kickstarter and sustainable delivery.

ROADMAP

HOW WE OPERATE

The DIY kit

Order a kit, and get everything you need to build your own PiCopter. With bulk purchases of electronics, we operate on a 200% gross margin. With our Crowdsourcing agreements with MakeXYZ, 3D printing costs £30/unit anywhere in the world.

Learning resource

PiCopter teaches at schools, educating cross-subject STEM education, 3D-printing and drone security and regulations. We're working through engaging courses both within and outside of schools.

Open community

Our pilots collaborate and communicate in our community platform, making sharing experiences, enhancing products and dealing with hacks a breeze. It also contains our up-sell opportunities and outsources customer support to the community.

ROUTE TO MARKET

Education partners

Through Elatt we reach hackers and pilots eager to learn. We provide free taster sessions in West and East London on a regular basis. Paid courses run from 1 day to one week. The courses are available both in-person and through online courses & webcasts.

Drone partners

We're present in drone meet-ups, and are sponsoring 100m channel FliteTest and David Windeståhls own RCExplorer.

Pi-Community

Joining the many hack-events for Raspberry Pi. We're also partering with super-company KANO, the DIY Raspberry Pi-laptop. Our presence on the Raspberry Pi-forum and in media gets us right into the communities.

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SCALING

PRODUCT

Past 100 units, we operate on a 200% gross margin. 3D printers are accessible anywhere, as is the electronics we use. 10 million Raspberry Pis are out there already, an amazing market opportunity on its own.

EDUCATION

In-person courses and certification.
Online modules.
Community-driven and -created inventions.
Competitions and recognition to engage our growing audience.

OPPORTUNITIES

New ones arises every day MartenPiCopter

KANO

PiCopter is a really exciting idea and our customers have often mentioned drones as something they're interested in. RebeccaKANO

TIMELINE

As of April 2016

THE KIT

THE SPECS

1080p Camera

8GB internal memory

15-40 minute flight time (daisy chain)

Charger & tools included

Learning resource natively and online

200m WiFi-range

Python flight controller

HTML5 interface

Commercially available parts

Open-source 3D-CAD

Open-source software

500g drone

VR-glasses

Controller

THE PARTS

4x ESC & Motors

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Camera

PWM-driver

GPS

Gyro, Acc & Compass

Ultrasonic sensor

Redundant KK-mini FC

8GB SD card

200m long-range WiFi

Hull & spare arms

6x Propellers

LEARNING TOOL

Taster Sessions

Gut inspection and rebuild

3D-printer introduction

Try to fly

Get your drone selfie

Drone security and legislations

Option to walk away with drone

1-day course

Build your own drone

Assisted 3D-printing

Basic hacking & coding

Drone pilot certificate

Option to walk away with a PiCopter

Week course

3D CAD & printing

Coding and hacking

Mechanics and Aerodynamics

Maths of sensors and flight

Hacker & drone certification

Competitions & prices

Drone included

TESTIMONIAL

As we were going home, my son said that this was something that he would always, always remember the rest of his life Mattabout his 9 year old son Ruben after a PiCopter taster session

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