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BYOD - Bring Your Own Drone

Soon you'll be able to control a flying drone that can drop ping pong balls from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The iStrike Shuttle- iOS controlled drone from Dream Cheeky, inventors of the USB missile launcher, is currently being pitched for funding on Kickstarter. It brings a whole new meaning to BYOD.

Have you ever want to make like the US government and fly unmanned vehicles to drop things on people's heads? Soon you may be able to with the iStrike Shuttle iOS controlled drone by Dream Cheeky.

Why? Why not?

Dream Cheeky, the inventors (they say) of such useful devices as the USB-controlled Thunder Missile Launcher. They are attempting to fund the iStrike Shuttle on Kickstarter.

The iStrike can be controlled from any iOS device using their app. The app communicates with the drone using Bluetooth. Dream Cheeky claims that they can support up to a 30 foot range, but that it has been tested at greater distances.

Fully-loaded and charged up, including the ordnance (one ping pong ball), the iStrike can fly for 8 minutes. They are working on a version that will have a camera, but that version will not be available for at least 10 months.

The company is working on an Android version and will provide a completely open source platform for those who want to hack the device or software.

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