Titanium Orbiform & Orbiform Mini: A solid of constant width

ZANO - Autonomous. Intelligent. Swarming. Nano Drone.

A project in Wales, UK by Torquing Group Ltd

Funding Successful

Autonomous, Intelligent, Developable. Meet ZANO the world's most sophisticated nano aerial photo and video capture platform.
Backers: 12074
Average Pledge Per Backer: £193

Funded: £2,334,946 of £125,000
Dates: Nov 24th -> Jan 8th (45 days)
Project By: Torquing Group Ltd
wifigadgetgizmosgizmosphotographyphotographyrobotsrobots +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: January 8 @ 10:45 -0500 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

Should I Buy From Kickstarter?

December 9th - via: techadvisor.co.uk
You can find many interesting things on Kickstarter. We explain why it's not like normal online shopping, and the things to watch out for before you spend any money. (Read More)

The Biggest Tech Product Flops of the 2010s

December 2nd - via: pcmag.com
The last decade introduced a wealth of game-changing technology to our lives. But along with it came some true disasters. (Read More)

What the Tech? Kickstarters

July 11th - via: wrcbtv.com
Kickstarter is a great place to browse and invest in products for a discount on the retail price. (Read More)

How Massively Successful Kickstarters Ultimately Fail

January 29th - via: motherboard.vice.com
The inside story of Zano, a drone campaign that raised £2.3 million, failed completely, and left its founder on the verge of a nervous breakdown. (Read More)

Kickstarter publishes inside story of how Europe’s most-funded project collapsed

January 20th - via: arstechnica.com
Startup Torquing Group raised $3.4M for a handheld drone that didn't deliver. (Read More)

Kickstarter hires journalist over Zano take-off failure

December 10th - via: bbc.com
The crowdfunding site Kickstarter hires a journalist to look into the failure of its most well-funded European project last month (Read More)

Kickstarter is investigating Zano's $3.5m failed drone project but what about the rest?

December 9th - via: thenextweb.com
The crowdfunding platform is looking into why the project failed - but Zano is by no means alone... (Read More)

After raising record $3.4M on Kickstarter, UK drone startup collapses

November 18th - via: arstechnica.com
The British drone startup that set a record for the most-funded European Kickstarter project earlier this year has now folded, according to a statement sent to backers on Wednesday. Earlier this month, cofounder and CEO Ivan Reedman abruptly left Torquing Group, citing “personal health issues and irreconcilable differences.” (Read More)

Europe’s most-funded Kickstarter project just lost its CEO

November 10th - via: arstechnica.com
Few customers received a drone at all. (Read More)

Torquing Group Announces: The First Few Units of Zano Have Been Shipped

September 4th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
Zano Kickstarter backers, great news! The long wait for the nano drone, Zano is finally almost over. Torquing Group, the company behind the nano drone, announced on Friday that it has shipped the first few units. This news comes just three months after the original June 2015 estimated delivery date. (Read More)

15 Most-Funded Crowdfunding Projects On Kickstarter And Indiegogo

February 16th - via: forbes.com
2015 is shaping up as the greatest ever for crowdfunding, with three 2015 projects already making it to the list of 15 most-funded crowdfunding projects on Kicstarter and Indeigogo. (Read More)

Meet The British Drone Company That Smashed It On Kickstarter

January 8th - via: forbes.com
Every so often, a business or project seeking money on Kickstarter finds it has suddenly captured investors’ imagination. The latest such success story is Torquing Group, a British technology firm that has just raised more than £2.3m to help it develop the Zano, a tiny drone that users can control with their smartphones. (Read More)

Beta-testers, price list, forum, wiki and lottery of sorts

January 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Beta Testers We currently have 2,000 of the 4,000 Kickstarter beta-tester places not applied for so there is still plenty of space. Currently, everyone who has applied will be accepted. To register, please use the link below;... (Read More)

Zano Reaches £2 Million During the Final Hours on Kickstarter; Announces Changes to Original Specification

January 6th - via: crowdfundinsider.com
With less than two days until its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter comes to an end, nearly 11,000 backers have raised £2,000,000 for the autonomous, intelligent and swarming nano drone, Zano. (Read More)

Changes to original specification!

January 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, What an awesome campaign this has been and so humbling for us all at team Zano. The support, suggestions and comments have been incredible and we have taken many suggestions away and made changes to Zano as a result of your feedback. ... (Read More)

Video update! Party, ZANO RED, CES!

December 31st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Guys! Wow! What a 24 hours it has been. Absolutely amazing. What a great start to the final 7 days of the campaign! Party at Celtic Manor Resort!We want to thank you all personally, so we thought what better way to do this than to throw a party!?... (Read More)

Glow In The Dark ZANO! Merry Christmas! CES Video Update

December 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Guys, Glow In The Dark ZANO The results are in from the poll and with a resounding 44% of the votes, we're making a glow in the dark ZANO!! We have provided 3D renderings below. The carry case will also be limited edition featuring a glow in the... (Read More)

You choose the next colour for ZANO! ZANO's Modular Camera!

December 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Guys! As promised please see below the link to the official poll that decides the next Limited Edition colour for ZANO!  Votes will be open until 10am on the 23rd of December. So make sure you get your vote in by clicking... (Read More)

Creating ZANO Part 3 and ZANO RED.

December 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Guys, We've got a few bits and pieces in store for you all tonight! Along with the release of Creating ZANO part 3, we are also featuring a 3D rendering of ZANO RED! We are announcing your suggestions for colour/texture options on Friday, as well... (Read More)

ZANO - Video Update! And a surprise...

December 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Guys, We thought in celebration of reaching our second (Thanks for the reminder Ivan!) stretch goal, we would post a video update, discussing what this stretch goal means and also to announce a surprise! Once again, Thank you all! The support for... (Read More)

Limited Edition CAMOUFLAGE ZANO is here!

December 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Guys, The support over the last two weeks for ZANO has been absolutely phenomenal and we can't thank you all enough! Every like, share and pledge is very much appreciated by everyone here at team ZANO! We have a small surprise for your all...... (Read More)

Business crowdfunding sites enable entrepreneurs

December 6th - via: standard.net
Crowdfunding has sparked a new generation of entrepreneurs from the Ohio man who asked for $10 to make potato salad and raised more than $55,000 to LeVar Burton, who raised over $5 million to bring back "Reading Rainbow" and made it accessible to children and teachers across America. Whether you've got your own big idea, want to support a worthy cause or tap into leading edge technology, crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo are the places to go. (Read More)

Meet our EMS! Electronic Manufacturing Service

December 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Guys!  We are now 10 days into the Kickstarter campaign and we have reached our initial £125,000 goal! This means, we are going to production! I thought now would be a good time to introduce you to our British EMS (Electronic Manufacturing... (Read More)

Thank you!! And a new reward level.

November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Guys, Thank you for all the support, the below video from Myself and Ivan hopefully says it all!   New Reward Level We've had a bunch of requests from backers wishing to pledge and receive two of the Early-Bird ZANO's complete with Standard... (Read More)

Zano Is A Sky Selfie Micro-Drone That Flies Itself

November 27th - via: techcrunch.com
Holy autonomous micro-drones batman! Wondering how you’re going to line up your next dronie? Aka a selfie taken from up high by a passing UAV so you don’t get a photo of yourself remote controlling a drone… Well, never fear: a U.K.-based firm is building a micro-drone that flies itself so you can stand around looking nonchalant/pull off some sick BMX/skateboarding/tombstoning tricks while being papped from above. (Read More)

MicroSD, Batteries, Carry Cases - You asked, we listened!

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Guys,  Well, what a 48 hours it has been! I thank you all for helping ZANO get off to a great start. I also thank you for all the feedback, it's absolutely vital in enabling us to provide you with the best ZANO experience possible.   We read... (Read More)

HD Camera, Pan/Tilt Functionality, Video capture quality

November 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Guys! Sincere apologies for a small oversight (Two letters in fact!) that has caused some confusion amongst our backers! I can confirm ZANO will come complete with a 5 megapixel HD video camera upon launch! Due to size and weight restrictions,... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!