Air Hogs Supernova – Quadcopter Inside a Spherical Plastic cage

This is probably the cutest and safest quadcopter (or drone) I’ve seen so far …

The Air Hogs Supernova is a small quadcopter uncased in a light, spherical plastic cage open enough to allow the propellers to lift the toy, but enclosed enough to keep small fingers away from the spinning blades. It’s not entirely foolproof — at least once when I grabbed the sphere my fingers sunk in a little deep and hit the blades. It hurt for a few minutes, but didn’t leave any lasting damage.

It’s recommended for kids aged eight and up, which is a good age bracket to really understand and master all the movements needed to pilot the Supernova. It doesn’t come with a remote control and doesn’t connect to a phone — everything will be done through hand gestures. There are four tiny infrared sensors on the sphere and a laser sensor on the bottom, so you need to engage it at those points for a response.

 

Source: Engadget

 

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