ELF 3D-VR Nano Drone

If you think selfie stick limits your selfie potential i.e. you’re missing the background and such, then an imaging drone is the answer. And if want to take drone-based imaging to yet another level, there’s the ELF 3D-VR Nano Drone. As the product name implies, it is a drone that not only does what the horde of imaging drones has been doing, namely video streaming and aerial photography, it can also leverage on Google’s Cardboard VR headset to allow either the pilot or another person to view the footage in 3D, in real-time. How’s that for the ultimate in selfie? Pretty rad, right? I would think so. Shenzhen-based ElecFreaks Tech, the company behind ELF, said the drone is capable of recording in 720p, though video streaming will be limited to 640 x 480 resolution.

ELF 3D-VR Nano Drone

The drone is controlled using a dedicated app installed on either iOS or Android devices via Bluetooth 4.0 technology, while “simplified WiFi connection” affords you to capture those special moments and of course, share them online on your favorite social networks. Furthermore, the creators said the drone will be made open source, both on the hardware and software aspects, so geeks can customize the drone to their needs and purposes. Other details include a robust 3D-printed hull, screw-less and solder-free assembly, Atmel ATMEGA328P-AU processor, a 900mA battery for up to 7 minutes of flight time and a flight range of up to 30 meters (100 feet). And wait, it is Arduino compatible too.

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Already Itching to maximize its potential? Well, then you will be glad to know that you can pre-order the developer kit for just 65 bucks, while hobbyist kit goes for $69 – both slated for delivery in July 2015. There are other reward levels, but we shall leave it to you to study them, and decide what’s best for you. In the mean time, you can see the drone in action in the video after the post.

ELF 3D-VR Nano Drone