I really like remote controlled toys and have since I was a kid. I have had hankering for one of the AR.Drones that are controlled with the iPhone for a while now, but I can’t bring myself to spend that much money on a toy I’ll break. A new toy that is controlled by a smartphone has landed on KickStarter and the toy is called the BlueDrone.
The KickStarter pages says that the car will sell for $59, assuming the guys trying to bring the project to market can scrape up the $200,000 that they want to start the project. The high price is because the cars have to be built in bulk apparently. The controls for the car are only through an Android app that connects to the car with Bluetooth.
The app will allow the smartphone accelerometer to control the car by turning and there are onscreen controls too. The car is 1:20 scale and is made to look like a Nissan GTR. It has a 30-foot wireless range and can pair with up to eight smartphones. Power for the car comes from three AAA batteries and the car measures 8″ x 3.2″ x 2.75″. The phone or tablet has to be running Android 2.1 or higher to run the app. So far, it has only raised $2,908 and has 25 more days.
[via Android Community]