Here’s a demonstration of a flaying saucer from ThinkGeek. The Micro R/C 4-Channel Flying Saucer costs $69.99. The flying saucer incorporates accelerometer technology in a package not much larger than your outstretched palm. Similar to the technology in the iPhone and Nintendo Wii contoller, the accelerometer senses tilt on two axes and adjusts the power of each propeller to keep the flying saucer balanced in the air.
Eleven years ago one of those rare, brilliant moments emerged from the crack staff of Design News: Let’s put the tinkerers among our audience community to work in designing and building some truly wacky devices. And Gadget Freak was born.
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