In 2015 we brought you the zano drone from CES and guess what, nothing happened expect they went out of buinsess…. but like the lilly drone — they are back!
A group of developers are attempting to revive the Zano drone – one of Kickstarter’s most notorious failures.
The handheld quadcopter raised £2.3m from more than 12,000 backers on the crowdfunding platform before the project imploded in 2015.
The resulting scandal prompted a probe that found fault with all involved.
The Zano Camera project is one of several initiatives on show at the CES expo that make use of seized assets from failed crowdfunding campaigns.
The person leading the effort is Vernon Kerswell, chief executive of Extreme Fliers, a London-based micro drone manufacturer.
His company paid just over £100,000 to buy the assets of Zano’s original developer – the Swansea, Wales-headquartered Torquing Group – after it collapsed.
“Zano was deeply flawed and there was a lot of issues with the software and the hardware, and that’s ultimately why they never shipped [en masse],”
“But a lot of the technology was very interesting and way ahead of what else was out there at the time.
“Drone companies out there would never risk putting unproven technologies in their flagship products.
“But we can use it as a platform to test new ideas and build a group of passionate developers.”