Turtle the Land Drone Is a Mini Mars Rover for Earthbound Use
It's your personal sentry for making sure the coast is clear
We’re up to our ears in flying, camera-wielding drones.
But whence the handy, locomotive photo assistant for our closer-to-the-ground adventures?
Meet the Turtle Rover. Created by a crew at Poland’s Wroclaw University of Technology, the Turtle is your new four-wheeled adventure buddy.
Turtle (6 images)
Just launched on Kickstarter and designed by the same tech team that designed actual Mars prototypes, it sports a waterproof aluminum frame fitted with
In terms of range, the Turtle’s lithium-ion battery takes one two-hour charge to run for approximately four hours. And the whole rig is run via a proprietary app that can pair with the device from up to 656 feet away.
On preorder now for an upfront commitment of $1,826, the Turtle is set for June delivery. Once the crowdfunding project end, that price tag will bump up to $2,357.
For nature photographers, this tough little guy seems like a no-brainer. It’s like having a brave(r) friend to send into the cave first to make sure the coast is clear.
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