These guys are on the right track!!!
Dutch company TRNDlabs just launched the world’s smallest drone, a tiny gadget called the SKEYE Pico Drone that costs just $49.
The impressively compact SKEYE Pico Drone from TRNDlabs measures just 0.87 x 0.87 inches (2.2 x 2.2 cm) and weighs 0.25 ounces (7 grams), but it has plenty of oomph for such a small gadget.
The SKEYE Pico Drone boasts Ready to Fly Technology (RTF) and three levels of sensitivity, which allow users to easily control the drone even in the tightest spaces. The three adjustable controller sensitivity levels are Beginner, Mid-Level and Headless Mode.
The gadget further comes with a six-axis flight control system, as well as adjustable gyro sensitivity, which enables it to move easily and extensively, not just hover vertically. The SKEYE Pico Drone can spin, flip, do aerial dives and even go on epic journeys at night, thanks to its built-in LED lights.
The SKEYE Pico Drone package includes the drone itself, a control that can also house the drone a USB charging cable and an extra set of four rotor blades. According to TRNDlabs, the gadget is ready to fly straight out of the box.
“The SKEYE Pico Drone is the smallest drone we’ve ever made and also the smallest drone in the world,” TRNDlabs boasts in a new press release on Monday, Sept. 14. “It is so small, it can easily sit on your finger and fly on precision controlled exercises into the narrowest of nooks! The drone is designed to be taken everywhere and fits inside of its own controller.”
The tiny drone operates on 2.4GHz frequency and has four channels, but it won’t fly for more than a few minutes on a single charge. More specifically, the SKEYE Pico Drone takes 30 minutes to charge and can last for roughly seven or eight minutes of flight time on its 3.7V 80mAh battery. The controller, meanwhile, requires two AAA batteries (not included in the package). Users can remotely control the SKEYE Pico Drone from a distance of up to 50m.
Parrot Bebop 2, in detail
14 megapixel “fish-eye” camera Full HD 1080p video stabilised on 3 axes Unique digital image stabilisation system 25 minutes of flight time with 2700 mAh battery Live video streaming on your smart phone or tablet Contrôle de la vision à 180° sur votre smartphone ou tablette 180° vision control on your smart phone or tablet Designed with safety in mind: flexible propellers which lock in the event of contact Powerful rear LED light visible from a long distance Latest generation GPS built-in to control flight altitude and automatic return to the take-off point Dual core processor with quad-core GPU 8gb flash storage system Easy to take control with the Freeflight 3 application available at the Apple Store and Android Connected to Drone Academy to keep track of all your flights and share your videos, photos and navigation data Structure
4 Brushless Outrunner motors Glass fibre reinforced (20%) PA12 and Grilamid structure Connectivity
802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Wi-Fi antennas: Dual-band MIMO with two 2.4/5 GHz dipole antennas Transmission power: up to 21 dBm Signal range: 300m Video
Camera with 14 megapixel CMOS sensor and Sunny 180° fisheye lens: 1/ 2.3” aperture (6 optical elements) Video stabilisation: digital 3 axis system Video resolution: 1920 x 1080p (30fps) Photo resolution: 4096 x 3072p Video encoding: H.264 Photo format: RAW, JPEG, DNG Internal Memory: 8Gb Flash Performance
Maximum horizontal speed: 16m/s Maximum climbing speed: 6m/s
After 12 months of research and working with a team of over 100 people, Boyan Slat gave his eagerly awaited second TEDx Talk in New York to present the results of his extensive research and development program this far to solve the oceans plastic pollution problem.
As we all know and hate the fact that humans have undeniably been the prime cause of the oceans plastic pollution. In order to preserve our oxygen and life sustaining cycles we need to start with the health of the ocean. This has become a problem that we must address in order to preserve ourselves and future generations.
Millions of tons of plastic have entered the oceans
Plastic concentrates in five rotating currents, called gyres
In these gyres, there is on average six times more plastic than zooplankton by dry weight
8 million tons of plastic is introducing into our life-giving ocean every single year. Much of this plastic is carried by ocean currents and has been accumulating in 5 major areas.
Around 5.25 trillion plastic pieces are floating around in our oceans. One Third of the plastic is concentrated in what has been named the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
That means that in the middle of the ocean there is a floating island of trash. If we don’t do something soon, such as this clean up system then there will continue to be consequences.
100 thousand marine mammals and 1 million seabirds die every single year because of the plastic pollution. The longer term survival of at least 100 different species of animal including the Loggerhead Turtle and Hawaiian Monk Soal depends on our ability to clean up the ocean plastic.
The plastic is also threatening various natural ecosystem and is carrying harmful and invasive species.
In our world, the plastic pollution is causing around $13 billion of damage every year to the fishing, shipping, tourism and local clean up industries. The US West Coast is spending around $500 million every year just to clean up the beaches. To clean up the beaches, it costs anywhere from $1,500 to $25,000 per ton of trash.
PCB and DDT are toxic chemicals that are absorbed and concentrated around a million times in the oceans plastic. Unfortunately, the plastic and toxins are eaten by the wildlife and causing fish and other sea animals to become toxic and sick. Even the fish we eat could easily be poisoned which will increase our person risk of malformation, impaired reproductive systems, and cancer.
ECO TRADE UK NEWS:
A company specialising in turning food waste into power officially opened its new £2.5m facility in Liverpool.
The green energy firm H2 Energy, is dedicated to the amazing and desirable idea of turning waste into power.
The site, at Wellington Business Park in the north of the city, manufactures the hi-tech “bio-refinery” units which can take the waste and turn it into energy.
The processing units resemble huge shipping containers and can be transported to any site in the UK.
The bio-refinery operates in the same way as the digestive systems of humans and mammals, by breaking down food waste to produce clean bio-methane which is then burnt to produce electricity and heat.
It aims to provide companies with a green and cost-effective way of disposing of their waste, on their own sites, using it to power their businesses, and converting their waste into an asset.
The first bio-refinery unit was officially handed over today to the company’s first major client, the 2 Sisters Food Group in Carlisle, which supplies chicken products to major retailers such as M&S.
A total of 30 highly-skilled engineering jobs have been created at the Liverpool manufacturing facility, which will rise to around 160 when the factory is fully operational by 2015.
The cost of setting up the plant was partly met by a grant from Liverpool’s city’s Mayoral Fund to help small to medium-sized businesses get off the ground.
Eco enthusiast Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson declaring the facility open, said: “This is about jobs, opportunity and growth. It means Liverpool is at the cutting edge of new technology and sustainability in terms of the environment.”
H2 Energy’s CEO, Bill Shotton, said: “Food waste is a major concern in the UK, where 16 million tonnes of food and beverages are wasted every year.
“This is costing the country billions of pounds. As the waste degrades, it also releases large volumes of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas which is more dangerous than carbon monoxide.
“This new facility will help to manage and exploit the blight of food waste.”
We at Eco Trade UK say hats off!!