Gizmodo has very interesting piece where the compare the early computer club movements of the 70’s and 80’s with the “DIY Drone” movement that we see now a days. They interview Chris Anderson, former Wired Magazine editor and CEO of 3D Robotics.
Chris Anderson has a hobby. Well, Chris Anderson had a hobby. The former Wired editor started getting interested in the DIY nature of drones back in 2007. Before he knew it, the London native had resigned from the magazine “to spend more time with his robots.” Now, Chris Anderson has an enterprise: 3D Robotics. You could call him the Steve Jobs of drones, but you wouldn’t. Unlike Jobs, Anderson didn’t stumble on a homebrew tech movement and figure out how to market its products. He’s marketing the DIY movement itself.
They also compare the APM platform, the open source software, to the Android OS and even draw parallels between the iPhone and the DJI Phantom. Check out the full article by clicking the link below.