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Fleye is a whole new kind of drone. Safe, fun and autonomous. Invent the future of flying robots thanks to its open API and SDK.
Fleye is a whole new kind of drone. Safe, fun and autonomous. Invent the future of flying robots thanks to its open API and SDK.
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717 backers pledged €314,080 to help bring this project to life.

One week to go!

Posted by Fleye (Creator)

Hello Fleyers,

We are now five weeks into the campaign and just one week to the final. As a reminder, the campaign ends on Friday January 15th at 9AM PST (6PM CET). We are thrilled by the results, by your support and your enthusiasm for the future of flying robots! Thank you all !

 Halfway through CES

We are in Las Vegas for the CES, with another two days to go. The feedback of all people visiting our booth is excellent. We attract a lot of crowd, curious about seeing Fleye floating in the air. We are also getting a ton of press interviews which resulting in a lot of additional coverage and being featured on multiple national TV networks. All this visibility is giving an impressive kick to the campaign, sending us past the 250k€ line.

Laurent interviewed inside the Fleye cage
Laurent interviewed inside the Fleye cage

 How not to catch a Fleye

Some of you have contacted us with concerns following the BBC video that we shot on Monday at the Pinball all of Fame in which Jen Copestake sends Fleye to the ground. We found this quite illustrative of the safety of the device and how easy it is to service, yet some of you have wondered about robustness. Let us clarify two things:

  • The current Fleye prototype are 3D printed using SLS which makes them extremely fragiles, parts can snap easily at layers junctions. The final product will of course be made of injected plastic and it will resist this kind of impact.
  • Fleye is robust to collisions, but not immune to crash. In the video, Jen tries to catch the ball with one hand, flipping it and thus triggering the stop of the motor. There is still room for improvement on our side on deciding when to stop or not the motor. We are just beginning with exploring this kind of gesture based control. 

They talk about us

Want to learn more about Fleye, read on some of the press of the last days. Here is a short extract of some of the key pieces we have seen. 

Guillaume MOMONT, Laval, and 12 more people like this update.


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    1. Colin Mann on

      Thanks for the clarifying and reassuring post. It's really exciting to see the Fleye project gathering momentum!