Pixelito: Even Lighter HelicopterSo just a little while ago I mentioned that Epson had created the world's smallest flying robot. And while that may technically be the case, depending on how you define robot and if you define smallest by weight or by length or whatnot, this Pixelito helicopter hand-crafted by Alexander Van de Rostyne is pretty amazing. The frame is a single, twisted tube of 1mm carbon (fiber?), minus the tail boom which is 1.33mm in diameter, powered my a 6mm motor from the inside of a pager. It's remote controlled by infrared, and weighs in at a total 6.9 grams (stupid Most Bestest Whatevers titles beside,the Epson robot is 12.3 grams, although it has more features, too).

The Pixelito is the pinacle in a long line of tiny helicopters Alex has designed, but he is starting to question how much smaller they can go, due to the difficulty modellers will have constructing small machines. I'm confident that love will find a way, however.

And how can you hate on anyone who films their tiny, R/C helicopters with a hamster? I'm fairly sure that's scientifically impossible. (Thanks, Sebastian!)

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