We are finally ready! Take a sneak peek at our new UAV

Today was a very good day at Little Smart Things. In the past year we have gone from 1 to 11 employees, we moved to new spaces and got into the hurricane of UAV development. Today our first full UAV system is done, and we tested the full system for the first time.

FW1_01The plane is aimed at geo-mapping, environmental studies, agricultural surveys and other sensor applications. It flies well – very well, and everybody here is very proud. It’s aimed at 1.5 kg weight, but can easily manage 2.3 kg., and will fly at a leisurely pace at 50 km/h. We are especially happy with the flight time of over two hours!

We engineered this from the ground up for sensors. Everything from aerodynamics, fiber-work and electronics has been developed, tested, adjusted, remade and finally approved. The result is stunning!

This fantastic little bird can take the new Sony A7R into the air and do very detailed 3d mapping of an area of up to two square kilometer in one go. Another thing that make this a killer product is it’s landing! Check it out in the video. Enough of the talking, see it in action here:

We will do extensive testing in the weeks to come, and slowly ramp up production. We are eager to see this fly in as many places as possible, and we will publish pricing and pre-order options soon.
Feel free to ask us anything at esben@littlesmartthings.com, we’ll happily answer. As with our previous products we are very open-source and eager to have people join in on our development. Stay tuned for more soon!


LittleSmartThings is hiring

2012 has been a wonderful year! It started with a simple idea: To make it easier to control aerial photography from your favorite flyer. Things went great and I learned a lot in process. There has been ups and downs along the way, but the development was a thrill!

The trust and support from customers, partners, investors and distributors has now made it possible to take the project out of the garage. This is an ambitious project with a full time staff, and we will soon be able to speed up the development of the countless prototypes on my bench.

This means that we need to be more people in 2013. We will be moving to a new location and have serious manufacturing capability. But the important thing is: personnel. Talented, good humored, ambitious persons. We are venturing into a very new field and innovative thinking is probably the most important feature of all. If this sparks an interest please swing by the jobs section, where you can read the openings in English as well as Danish.

As always, I am available for questions!




It’s not all about electronics

We actually fly a lot. And we think it’s important to have experience with the drones we are developing electronics for. Once in a while we put up a little video with a few shots we have done for the television networks or commercials, just to show off :-) Usually it’s just friends and family watching, but that changed to day.  We got over 100k 220k hits waoa!!

Heli showreel late summer 2012 from Esben Nielsen on Vimeo.

We have had quite a few inquiries about sales of these heli’s, but at the moment we don’t offer complete solutions. LittleSmartThings is very much a garage start-up that is, for the time being, currently developing camera remote solutions. Please visit one of our great distributors if you want to look into a complete heli system.