Building a mini drone isn’t as complicated as you’d think

I’ve never thought about building a drone before.

When I think of a drone, my mind turns to the likes of the DJI Phantom or the Parrot Disco. These drones are expensive, sitting in a price bracket that suggests they’re really only for professionals or die-hard enthusiasts rather than the drone-curious.

But then I stumbled upon the Micro Drone 2 at this year’s New Scientist Live event at the ExCel in London. Created by Extreme Fliers, this pocket-sized drone is entirely modular and is capable of being hooked up to a camera to record your flights.

Despite the relatively quick build time, it took around ten minutes to do, I was rather surprised it actually flew. Here’s a step-by-step process of the build. And, for proof it worked, here it is flying!

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