Hex: A copter that anyone can fly!

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Benjamin Black

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Hex is the world's first personalized smartphone controlled nanocopter that lets you see the world from a different perspective.
Backers: 4670
Average Pledge Per Backer: $121

Funded: $563,721 of $10,000
Dates: Aug 26th -> Oct 10th (45 days)
Project By: Benjamin Black
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Latest News

500k Milestone Reached!

October 8th - via:
Hey Kickstarter, With less than two days left in our campaign, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve reached the 500k mark in funding! We would like to thank our backers for allowing us to reach this milestone, which is far beyond our... (Read More)

720P WiFi-Cam Module Testing

October 3rd - via:
Hi Kickstarter, although we are still short of our 500K stretch goal, we have already made preparations to implement a new 720p WiFi camera module. Our Kickstarter campaign will be over in 6 days, and regardless of whether we reach 500k in funding,... (Read More)

Mini-drone gets Kickstarter fuel, but will it fly with the masses?

September 26th - via:
A drone controlled from a smartphone has a big chunk of cash and validation thanks to Kickstarter. Now it's time for the Hex Airbot team to see if it can be a product for the masses. (Read More)

Hardware Schematic

September 21st - via:
Hey Kickstarter, Since quite a few of you have been interested in the details of the Hex control board, we have posted a schematic showing the flight control microprocessor below.  It's our goal to be as transparent about the project as possible,... (Read More)

8 Kickstarters That You Should Be Backing...Right Now

September 16th - via:
Become a Kickstarter backer, change the world. (Read More)

First Stretch Goal Reached!

September 11th - via:
Hi Kickstarter! We have two pieces of exciting news. We have added a digital compass and barometer to the flight control board! Our nanocopter will be able to recognize its orientation and altitude from now on. This will lead to a better flying... (Read More)

New Reward Tier: Hex Combo Set!

September 8th - via:
Hey Kickstarter, Recently we have had many backers interested in receiving both a quadcopter and hexacopter. So due to popular demand we are introducing the Hex Combo Set, a $199 reward tier that includes a both a hexacopter with WiFi cam module, and... (Read More)

Wifi Cam Sample Video

September 8th - via:
Sorry for the delay in getting this up.  The footage is filmed from our current Wifi webcam module, but keep in mind that we will likely be replacing this with an improved cam before we ship the products.  Still, its an approximation of the kind of... (Read More)

Flight control board optimization

September 6th - via:
Hey Backers! It’s time to get you caught up with us. We are currently optimizing the design of the PCB in order to reduce the surface area. Here are the steps involved: That’s it for today. Have a great weekend! The HEX team  (Read More)

Stretch Goals!

September 4th - via:
Tonight we are posting our stretch goals. We apologize for the delay in getting these up.  When we launched on Kickstarter, we did not anticipate the vigorous backing Hex has received during its first week, so we had not prepared any stretch goals... (Read More)

Top 5 Kickstarter Projects topping the charts and getting the community in action

September 3rd - via:
Kickstarter as a platform has its own beauty and is a niche community that has been supporting insanely creative projects across the planet. Currently Kickstarter is also reaching out to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. This has been one of Kickstarter’s major expansion plans. Last year Kickstarter rolled out in the UK as well. Kickstarter evangelists say that more than the money it is the community that helps in a product sustainability. The way projects gets feedback from backers is like a real time market survey. This loop helps in better execution and obviously building something that people love. They literally put money where their mouth is. Here are some awesome projects which we thought needs a mention. (Read More)

Hex Nanocopter Blasts Past Kickstarter Funding Goal (video)

September 3rd - via:
Towards the end of last month we featured a new Hex nanocopter that had been created by Benjamin Black and his team and launched on the Kickstarter website (Read More)

New Stuff this Week

September 1st - via:
Hi all, We are currently working hard on formulating stretch goals, those will be posted on Tuesday of this week!  Also, since there has been some interest in seeing real videos filmed by Hex's wifi webcam, we will be posting an example video early... (Read More)

To all our backers...

August 30th - via:
Hi Kickstarter, Over the past 72 hours we have been honored to receive your enthusiastic support which allowed us to by far surpass our original goal.  We are extremely grateful to everyone who supported the project or gave us feedback and ideas.... (Read More)

First Smartphone-Controlled, Personalized Drone Is a Kickstarter Hit

August 29th - via:
Hex is a nanocopter controlled by your smartphone and it's already exceeded its Kickstarter goal times nine. (Read More)

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