The blue Rolling Spider MiniDrone from Parrot can fly, roll along the floor, climb walls, and even traverse the ceiling. It is a 5.5"-diameter mini quadcopter that includes a pair of removable wheels for added fun. No special controller is required - the Rolling Spider is operated by a mobile app and your smartphone. Simply tilt your device to maneuver the MiniDrone. A sophisticated multi-sensor flight computer lets you perform 360s, U-turns, flips, barrel rolls, and more without stalling or loosing stability.
The Rolling Spider has a top speed of around 11 mph and a Bluetooth wireless range of about 66'. The battery is removable and will give you up to 8 minutes per charge (6 minutes with the wheels). You can recharge it with USB or a separately available charger.
The wireless link uses Bluetooth 4.0 LE (lower energy), and requires a mobile device with this capability. It can be controlled from the free MiniDrones FreeFlight 3 app for iOS and Android - Windows support expected soon - or hackers can develop custom software using the SDK (software development kit) available from Parrot.
Once the Rolling Spider's booted up and ready to fly, a pair of LED "eyes" turn green letting you know you're good to go.
Note: If your Parrot device is defective or you need assistance in using the device, please contact Parrot directly.
|Speed||11 mph / 17 km/h|
|Sensors|| 3-axis gyroscope |
|Wireless Range||Up to 65.6' / 20 m|
|Mobile App|| Operating System: iOS, Android |
Bluetooth: Requires Bluetooth v4.0 LE (low energy)
|Supported Mobile Devices||See Parrot website for a list of the latest tested compatible devices|
|Indicators||Bicolor LED status indicators|
|Battery|| Type: Removable lithium-polymer (LiPo) |
Duration: Up to 8 minutes (6 minutes with wheels)
Charging Time: 90 minutes
|Dimensions|| Rolling Spider Diameter: 5.5" / 140 mm |
Propellers' Diameter: 2.2" / 55 mm
Motor Spacing: 3.3"/ 85 mm
|Weight|| Drone Only: 1.9 oz / 55 g|
With Wheels: 2.3 oz / 65 g