The Newest Cool Kickstarter: An Open-Source Drone

Looking to get your own programmable drone? Help this Kickstarter get going, and you could be one of the first people to have one.

Spiri, the programmable drone, needs $125,000 to get off the ground, and so far has raised about $60,000. The robot will implement sensors, cameras, Wi-Fi, and cloud support, and will come with development tools. Think of it as a flying robot with a blank personaility that you can mold. And that's exactly what the project aims to do: "Our intent is to help you evolve Spiri based on your own passions, objectives, and imagination," Spiri creator Patrick Edwards-Daugherty explains. "Spiri can be a courier, a rescuer, a spelunker, a cartographer, a playmate, a gardener, an inspector, a reporter, a teammate, a wanderer, anything."

In case of a crash, the robot has reinforced carbon fiber bumpers around its rotors for protection, since no one is expecting you to be an expert at freakin' flying a drone.

Spiri is trying to be launched by April of next year. What would you do if you got your hands on a programmable drone?

[via Mashable]

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