Hex is a tiny hackable, smartphone-controlled copter available for under $40 on Kickstarter

hex 520x530 Hex is a tiny hackable, smartphone controlled copter available for under $40 on KickstarterThere’s lots of discussion about the potential of drones and Hex is a new Kickstarter project that aims to bring the technology and opportunities that drones afford to anyone.

The Hex is essentially a (small scale) helicopter that can be modified, hacked and soldered into whatever kind of flying device that its owner desires. Hex is controlled using an app for iOS and Android devices, and it supports Bluetooth 4.0, auto-stabilization and more.

The project has been listed on the crowdfunding site for less than a day but already it has more than doubled its $10,000 target. Users can donate a minimum of $39 for a basic quadcopter set — with shell and propellers — while the highest packages are priced at $1,999 and $2,999, and include custom-designed copters and entry to the beta testing program.

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