This week’s curio: PowerUp 3.0
The PowerUp 3.0 lets you turn any paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled drone (aka piloted unmanned aircraft). The lightweight device clips into the center of a folded paper plane and connects to your phone via bluetooth within a 180-foot range. The plane’s altitude is changed through the app’s touchscreen lever and lateral movement is controlled by the tilt and pitch of your phone. A single charge affords about 10 minutes of flight time.
This week’s question:
How would you hack your favorite classic toy?
The Weekly Curio is a small morsel of design to whet your curiosity and stimulate wonder. Inspired by the intellectually striking objects found in Enlightenment-era Wunderkammern, a new intriguing trinket or beguiling bibelot will be published each week paired with a thought-provoking question.