There are countless companies that are manufacturing drones. Drones have gained a lot of steam over the last few years. If you are a newbie to flying these fun and tiny aircraft’s or are looking for to upgrade your existing model, there are no shortage of options. It was announced in June of 2016 that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be opening up the US airspace for commercial drone operators. While easy to fly, many will tell you that drones can be a bit complicated. However, a company that focuses on stem based education has developed what seems to be a fantastic drone that is called Airblock. Little kids and big kids will enjoy learning about coding and aerodynamics with this fun and cool drone.
Airblock is a drone that is built using magnetic and modular parts. It is very easy to assemble and you do not need tools to build your flying machine. We should also mention that besides being a drone, you can also turn your device into a hovercraft in a matter of seconds. It is very easy to use, simply take the modular blocks that contain blades and attach it to the brain of the unit, and your now flying your drone – instantly. The magnetic blocks are made of a Styrofoam material and are soft, yet durable. If you are flying indoors and accidentally bump into something, there is not need to worry about the drone breaking. Or, if you are coming in for a hand landing outdoors and the drone comes apart on impact you can simply put it right back together.
Airblock is controlled with an app via Bluetooth. The app comes with programmed maneuvers and its drag and drop functionality makes it a breeze to use, and to try different things.You can also create your own stunts and let your imagination run wild. When you transform the device to a hovercraft you will be able to use it on both land and sea. This is one of the many things that makes Airblock so unique.
There are a total of four different modes: Drone, Hovercraft, Triangle, and Spider. Your imagination can run wild and you can always thing of something new and different with Airblock. Because of its unique modular build, you can always expand and add onto it. You can also race against other Airblock operators as well.
Airblock is a great DIY product for both children and adults that want to learn about drones and their capabilities.