Years ago, my son received a toy helicopter for Christmas. That helicopter was loved to death, or I should say pieces. We still have it sitting in a box somewhere for he hoped to fix it some day or recycle the parts into another project.
Meanwhile, here is the latest news and innovation on flying things. Check back. I will add to this list. What interests me most is that there are whole meet ups around these. My son will be thrilled to participate in such a meet up in all its nerdy glory.
The nearest robotic club I am aware of is the Riverside Robotics Club. For more information about them, visit https://hemetsonshine.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/the-riverside-robotic-society-riverside-3rd-saturdays.
- http://makezine.com/2014/01/24/fantastic-fly-in-makes-homegrown-drones-meetup-is-a-hit – “MAKE has a tradition: with each new issue, we organize a meetup to let our editors, contributors, and community discuss the projects and features published in its pages. With our Homegrown Drones issue release this week, we may have had our best gathering yet…”
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23BYheo0spY – Homegrown Drones: MAKE’s meet up and fly-in – January 23, 2014
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBeC_pw6XrQ – Jan 23, 2014 – MAKE talks with Chris Anderson of 3DRobotics at our drone issue meet up and fly-in.