Aerowood is a customizable wooden DIY drone kit. The product is currently in the midst of an Indiegogo funding campaign, with project owner SirTeen at the helm.
Step-by-step instructions help the user when they receive the kit containing 184 eco-friendly wooden components. No glue is required, as everything snaps together just like a 3D jigsaw puzzle.
If users upgrade their purchase to the 4-in-1 Kit, they can choose from four of Aerowood’s most popular frame settings known as NINJIA, TAIJI, SOPHON, and CUBEE, which are pictured below.
If you want more assembly experience after building the drone, then you’re in luck. Users can also put the remote together, which is made of renewable or recyclable parts.
Although it’s a wooden design, the drone has a few tech highlights, including:
- 720P HD camera with real-time transmission.
- Returns to its home location with just one click (one key return).
- Stable hovering technologies enable it to hold position and altitude with no drifting.
- Allows for user-defined height and distance limits for safe flying.
- Minimalist design brings the weight down to 79 g (2.79 oz).
The DIY aspect promotes science, technology, education, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education. And after assembly, the drone can be customized with new moves through simple programming.
In the future the company plans to add a series of features to the kit, including a steering-control module, ultrasonic modules, sound transducer, GPS-based flight, video projector, and a speaker module.
The most basic drone kit is going for $79 at a super early bird price on Indiegogo, but will jump to $159 if it reaches production.
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