Often when we talk about quadcopters we are thinking about security and media, as these drones are ideal for carrying cameras to collect images where other cameras cannot go! However, the Spiri is very different, it’s a fun quadcopter designed to be programmable by the user or if necessary run downloaded apps. It is based on an Ubuntu Linux installation powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 chip, so there are plenty of options available for this cool autonomous copter.
So what exactly is the Spiri?
Spiri is a versatile, airborne Linux device with sensors, cameras, wi-fi, cloud support, development tools and more. Our design builds on four principles: (1) Spiri as a platform for creation and development, (2) Spiri as a well-balanced and sensitive physical machine, (3) Spiri as an autonomous and social creature, and (4) Spiri as a way to bring people together.
It is still early days for the Spiri, but it can be pre-ordered from $520 (£336) by anyone who cannot wait.