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The AR.Drone AR.Drone is earth-shattering. It has blown away every drone expert we've talked to. It's not just a toy: it's a phenomenal piece of engineering that manages to solve some very difficult software problems in order to take flight. Hidden beneath the foam fascia lies some very sophisticated electronics, all of which makes flying the quadricopter very seamless. We were quite interested in seeing exactly what components Parrot used to make their awesome flying device. ThisThis holiday season, let’s encourage repair and reuse rather than buying more things we don’t need and won’t last. With our friends at [http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/11/toy-repair-contest/|Wired], we’re running a [http://www.ifixit.com/blog/blog/2010/11/17/toy-repair-contest/|toy repair contest]. We’re giving away a ton of awesome tools, so make sure to [[Topic:Toy|get started on your entry]] right away!
The AR.Drone AR.Drone is earth-shattering. It has blown away every drone expert we've talked to. It's not just a toy: it's a phenomenal piece of engineering that manages to solve some very difficult software problems in order to take flight. Hidden beneath the foam fascia lies some very sophisticated electronics, all of which makes flying the quadricopter very seamless. We were quite interested in seeing exactly what components Parrot used to make their awesome flying device. ThisThis holiday season, let’s encourage repair and reuse rather than buying more things we don’t need and won’t last. With our friends at [http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/11/toy-repair-contest/|Wired], we’re running a [http://www.ifixit.com/blog/blog/2010/11/17/toy-repair-contest/|toy repair contest]. We’re giving away a ton of awesome tools, so make sure to [[Topic:Toy|get started on your entry]] right away!