Frequently Asked Questions
Rewards with essential parts and Air:bit flight controller, but without the frame, and micro:bit:
• Air:bit Frameless Early Bird
Pledge this reward if you have access to a 3D-printer or laser cutter to make your own frame, or if you already have an Air:bit frame.
Rewards including Air:bit basic kit and frame, but without the micro:bit:
• Air:bit Kickstarter Edition
Pledge if you already have at least one micro:bit
Rewards including Air:bit basic kit, frame and micro:bit starter kit:
• Air:bit Christmas Special
• Air:bit Early Bird +
• Air:bit Kickstarter Edition +
With this pledge, you have everything you need to build and fly a drone using one micro:bit plus iOS or Android App. If you want to use another micro:bit as hand control you will need to purchase another micro:bit from us or other resellers around the world.
Reward including Air:bit basic kit, two frames, micro:bit starter kit, rescue kit and sensor kit:
• Air:bit Ultimate Package
Pledge this if you want "full package" including two micro:bits and sensor pack.
Reward for maker spaces and code clubs:
Maker Space Kit
Pledge if you have a group and access to 3d-printer or laser cutter. You will need at least one micro:bit for each drone.
Reward for classes:
Class Kit 12 micro:bits
Pledge if you want to teach STEAM-subject with the micro:bit. You will need at least 1 micro:bit for each drone.Last updated:
Air:bit is more about playing with acceleration, throttle and angles rather than moving in a pre programmed path. The sensor pack will give you altitude control as well as a front faced obstacle detection so the drone can navigate autonomously. Keep in mind that this is for advanced users that understands basic pid-control and some soldering might be required.
You can program a path but it will not be self-correcting unless you have some external positioning. We are currently testing positioning with Processing and a webcam. It´s quite easy to control Air:bit from a computer using a standard serial interface connected to one micro:bit that talks to the Air:bits micro:bit.Last updated:
Micro:bit is a small computer that has sensors, screen, in/out connectors and a bluetooth compatible radio. It was orginally made by the BBC to teach coding to 11-year olds in the UK. To program the micro:bit you don´t need to install any software, just go to makecode.microbit.org to get started. Learn more about micro:bit at microbit.orgLast updated:
We have an express option for those who would like the product before Christmas. This requires more manual labour on our side and has more expensive shipping.Last updated:
Air:bit combines easy programming with building and repairability. It´s also got plenty of options for advance features like connecting external sensors and receiving telemetry.Last updated:
Transferring is extremely straight forward. Connect the micro:bit with micro usb and a drive called micro:bit shows up. The editor runs in Google Chrome. Press "download" and copy the file to the micro:bit. You can also pair the device directly for faster transfer. With the iOS app you transfer wirelessly.Last updated:
Yes, all backers will get access to 3d-files (stl) and laser cutting files (dxf) at time of receiving the product.Last updated:
No. If you just want to assemble and fly, you can download readymade code for your platform.Last updated:
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