3D Robotics launches Iris quadcopter, for pre-assembled drone action

3D Robotics launches Iris prebuilt quadcopter, for those less inclined to tinker3D Robotics has made it pretty clearly that it’s all about the maker community. But what about those who can’t tell their Arduino from a Raspberry Pi? The Chris Anderson-run company today announced the release of Iris, an out-of-the-box, user-friendly quadcopter experience. The drone can be controlled with an Android device (iOS coming soon), including single button takeoffs and landings. There’s an ARM Cortex-M4 processor and a built-in data radio on-board, the latter of which will help you check out flight paths in real-time. There’s also a spot for a GoPro Hero3, though that, naturally, will cost you ($400) extra. The configurable copter starts at $730. It’s set to ship on September 16th.

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