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Drone + LEGO pieces = Lego Drone!
Drones have become some of the hottest gadgets on the planet.
Combining drone passion with LEGO pieces, you can create something very special.
MIT alum Amir Hirsch founded Flybrix, a company that sells drone-making kits for young and old. The kits come with LEGO pieces and everything needed to build a drone. Users can recycle pieces, change around designs, and constantly experiment with new drone ideas.
“Flybrix is specifically designed to challenge everybody – from grade school to grad school,” the website noted. “It offers a unique learning experience over a basic toy drone. The brain under the hood is a complete computer system that you can learn to program using the Arduino development environment. Flybrix is open-source. We publish our source code and electronic designs so you can go as deep into the details as you want!”
Flybrix kits range from $189 for a basic set to almost $250 for the deluxe kit. A joystick controller pack (just in case you’d need an extra) will cost $80.
Last year, Flybrix sold over 8,000 drone sets. Hirsch anticipates being in retail chains by the end of 2017.