Looking through Indiegogo and Kickstarter, one thing is clear, drones are becoming increasingly popular with unique features, designs, and styles being introduced in the market every other day. Drone manufacturers are growing so fast with new and amazing projects. Manufacturers are pushing boundaries and bringing new technology and functionality at affordable prices. Here, we have compiled a list of 17 drone projects that are very popular on both indiegogo.com and kickstarter.com. Let’s take a look:
This device is incredibly small but stable. You will be able to stream HD footage to your phone. Whether you are a first-time drone flyer or an expert pilot, Micro Drone is just what you need. It comes equipped with incredible features that work well to ensure that your shooting experience is like none before. It also comes in incredibly cool 3D designs (a user can select from a wide range of interesting designs). Did we mention that it’s incredibly small that it will fit on the palm of your hand?
$3,566,586 USD Total Funds Raised
Ghost drone uses a smartphone app and a Gopro for control. With this model, you do not need a bulky controller. All you have to do is click commands on your phone and your device will comply. Ghost model comes equipped with an auto-follow mode that ensures your camera is on when you need it to. it is incredibly easy to use and fly.
$850,630 USD Total Funds Raised
Now this bad boy transforms! It is the first modular and programmable drone that turn into a hovercraft, car, and more. This product will help you learn all you need to about basic engineering and coding. It comes with magnetic attachments and modularity that allows it to form into a variety of modes.
$829,506 USD Total Funds Raised
From a simple wave of your hand, Bionic Bird is ready to soar to the skies. Just as its name states, this model is shaped like a bird. It can take on flight up to a range of 100 meters. Its Flying App is now available on Apple App Store and Google Play. Bionic Bird does not scare birds away, on the contrary; watch your device fly alongside birds as it provides you with an unbelievable birds-eye view. It comes in a sleek and indestructible foam body and replaceable carbon fiber tail and wing structure.
$171,095 USD Total Funds Raised
Here is an incredibly tiny quadcopter that docks and charges inside of its wallet sized controller that fits in your jeans pockets! Its among one of the smallest and most compact quadcopter available. You will be able to charge your tiny device inside of its controller without the need of wires or access to a USB port!
$79,105 USD Total Funds Raised
If you have ever wished for a tiny machine that you can fly indoors, then this is it. It is incredibly small and features key functions and software, perfect for any first-timer to master the art of drone-piloting. The model comes with 6-axis stabilization, 3 speed calibration, built-in flight protection, blade guards, and landing skids among other quality features.
$60,363 USD Total Funds Raised
These state-of-the-art items help stop poachers in Africa before they poison watering holes with Cyanide poisoning. These models come equipped with HD video and sharp cameras that can snap photos and take videos.
$76,490 USD Total Funds Raised
Now you can easily record your adventures with a 360-aerial video. You will be able to look around you and see every single thing that is happening all around you. Exo360 is the world’s first 360 drone. It captures 4K UHD spherical video. You can also view your adventures through your VR goggles or via YouTube360 and Facebook360 Apps.
$66,167 USD Total Funds Raised
Just as its name states, AirDog will be your new best friend. This model follows you wherever you go, whatever you do. All you have to do is strap on your AirLeash and your drone will follow you via long range Bluetooth. The item comes equipped with gimbal that stabilizes the footage and keeps you in range at all times. This item is perfect for filmmakers, outdoor enthusiasts, and other sport enthusiasts who use GoPro camera.
$1,368,177 USD Total Funds Raised
CyPhy LVL 1 is equipped with top-of-the-line technologies such as Level-Up Technology (this technology ensures that your model never tilts, allowing it to snap perfect images and stable video every time), Swipe-to-fly capabilities, Real-Time sharing to social media, Geo-Fencing and many more features.
$882,478 USD Total Funds Raised
Here is a machine that you will be able to program to do just about anything you want it to; from following you, engaging in laser battles, going through a maze, etc. with CoDrone package, you can follow step-by-step tutorials and invent incredibly cool applications such as coding to make your drone fly to having it fight battles with other CoDrones. From beginners to pros, everyone will have a fantastic time coding and instructing their machine on what to do next.
$205,642 USD Total Funds Raised
HEXO+ is armed with software that work together to make it capable of autonomously flying, filming and following you or other people, and giving a user access to incredible aerial shots. All you need is just your drone, a camera, and an app on your smartphone.
$1,306,920 USD Total Funds Raised
ZANO is incredibly small and will fit in the palm of your hands. It comes with updated technology that allows it to fly all by itself. With ZANO, you will be able to capture aerial photographs and HD videos like never before.
£2,335,119 Total Funds Raised
With one battery charge, Easy Drone XL Pro will stay airborne for 45 minutes! This has to be the only model out there that has capabilities of doing so. It spans 28 inches from motor to motor diagonally. Easy Drone XL Pro can carry a GoPro camera for 45 minutes while streaming video to screen on the ground.
$38,500 USD Total Funds Raised
X PlusOne is just what you need if you are after speed. It broke the 100 km/h barrier. Its great at hovering and provides exceptional images even at great speeds. X PlusOne is incredibly easy to fly as well. Finally, this model is an aerial camera drone too. You will be able to shoot smooth and high quality videos.
$143,400 USD Total Funds Raised
This model is capable of creating current, high resolution maps. Drones Made Easy is the creator of Maps Made Easy, a site that allows users to upload a raw aerial imagery for use in GIS applications. Using Maps Made Easy service, users are able to create their own up-to-date maps at up to 20 times the resolution of Google Maps.
$33,272 USD Total Funds Raised
SKYBOT is an intelligent robotics kit for anyone who has ever wished to build their own drone. SKYBOT is affordable, lightweight, durable, and incredibly small. The item is intelligent enough so no piloting skills are required. Your kit will come inclusive of a quad-rotor platform for understanding of drone lift, standardized quad-rotor hardware, hexagon-basket design, fully accessible control board, slide in LiPo battery back, additional support blades, and real electronic components for you to develop practical knowledge of aerodynamics.
$6,864 USD Total Funds Raised
FAQs About Drone Startups
How can I start my own drone project on Indiegogo or Kickstarter?
To start your own project, the first thing you need to do is sign up with these sites.
Kickstarter: For kickstarter.com, click on Technology category and build your new drone project. Start by giving it a name, insert an image that will be used, and add a short blurb (simply describe it in a few words). From here, you shall submit your drone project and await feedback. Once you receive feedback, you can launch it to the world and request for funding.
Indiegogo: With Indiegogo, get started on your drone project by first pre-launching by creating a Coming Soon page. Next, start a campaign – here you will have the opportunity to tell your story and hopefully raise required funds. When you have required funds, join the marketplace.
If you are a drone fanatic, then you have much to look forward to in 2017. There are countless projects underway, and many more highly advanced projects being introduced into the market each day. These mentioned projects are just 17 out of many other highly anticipated models. If you have any questions regarding any of the above-mentioned items, do not hesitate to leave your query below and we shall get back to you ASAP.