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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Planning for Christmas -- in June

An update on one of my projects

And when I say "my", I am one of four co-founders of Ashima Devices.

After receiving a new round of capital, these little drone aircraft (made by my company: shameless plug) may be available at a retailer near you for Christmas 2015. They're tough enough for your kids to use without hurting themselves and are unlikely to break easily since all of the moving parts are internal to the aircraft.


Yes, LSP there will be one earmarked for you and Blue Hammer.

It is FAR more difficult to put together a start-up company that manufactures something novel and requires a lot of science to make it work - and get to the point where you turn a profit, than I thought it would be. 



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This is a different system that we put on kickstarter - looking for financial backing - and met that goal in May. So pardon the sales pitch at the end of the video (below). Some people prefer open blade systems to ducted fan propulsion.


Polyhelo is the division of Ashima Devices that sells UAV's to the consumer marketplace.



14 comments:

  1. Who the heck is that weird dude shilling the nano tornado? The nano is cool, the huckster not so much.

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    1. Cal Tech/Big Bang Theory monkeys in the company hired him without consulting me. I agree with you. Their decision caused friction and I quit the company in April. I think that theoretically I'm now back - but we'll see how long it lasts.

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    2. ha!! I watched that and immediately thought, "Oh dear, they got someone from Austin to hipster-sell the product." Well... despite that lame choice, I think the product will sell.
      And the CMi video is EXCELLENT and compelling. Not surprised you have your funding already!

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  2. Let's hope the drone n*rds produce! Good luck.

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    1. Cast the chicken bones, read the tea leaves...who knows?

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  3. I think - from what little I know - that all the wee flyers suffer from not being able to stay up too long. ???

    I think the flyer should be sold by someone who looks like he has worn a tie at some point in his life.

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    1. Whatever goes up must come down.

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    2. And yes, I agree with you in that there comes a time for grown-ups in any company.

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  4. I hope these DO 'take off' and they actually listen to you this time!

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  5. Very cool LL, I love new stuff! :)

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  6. Any idea on final price and availability?

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