From: Digital Trends - Parrot’s fixed-wing Disco drone dances into stores next month for $1300

With quadcopters dominating the consumer drone market, Parrot is hoping its unusual fixed-wing offering will prove a hit. The camera-equipped Disco, which launches next month for $1300, can reach speeds of 50 mph and stay airborne for around 45 minutes.

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From: Blog – Hackaday - Hackaday Prize Entry: Printem Is Polaroid For PCBs

We are going to great lengths to turn a quick idea into an electronic prototype, be it PCB milling, home etching or manufacturing services that ship PCBs around the world. Unwilling to accept the complications of PCB fabrication, computer science student [Varun Perumal Chadalavada] came up with an express solution for PCB prototyping: Printem – a Polaroid-like film for instant-PCBs.

Printem is a photosensitive multi-layer assembly, similar to presensitized copper clad – but with an instant development feature. It consists of a thin conductive copper foil that is held to a transparent carrier substrate by a photocurable adhesive film. The …read more

From: Digital Trends - Drones could soon be buzzing about at an airport near you – on leashes

Drones at airports are strictly prohibited, with nobody keen to find out what happens if one gets sucked into the engine of a passenger plane. A couple of airports in France, however, have found a clever way to use them for maintenance work….

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