Give your paper airplanes some extra horsepower with the PowerUp 3.0

The PowerUp 3.0 module is something we have been dreaming about since childhood, now add some real power to your paper airplanes.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Tue, Nov 26 2013 6:47 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

I am willing to bet that almost everyone who reads this post has at some point folded a piece of paper into the shape of an airplane and sailed it across the room, I know I certainly have many times. This morning I received an email from a friend who I attended grade school with. We were team members in a paper airplane competition once, and not to brag but we almost won the whole thing.

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The email contained a link to a Kickstarter campaign that features something I have been dreaming about since I was in the 6th grade. PowerUp 3.0 is basically a control and propulsion system designed to attach to any paper plane. It appears that all you have to do is clip the PowerUp 3.0 module to a paper airplane, sync with your smartphone and the sky is truly the limit. When I say that this thing is cool, I am not exaggerating in the slightest.

The PowerUp 3.0 module has an effective range of about 180-feet and is constructed of carbon fiber to make crash damage a thing of the past. The modules inventor says that anyone can fly the airplane since it has built-in algorithms that correct for user error and assist in extra thrust when banking. At the moment the PowerUp 3.0 only supports iOS devices, but if the $150,000 stretch goal is met an Android app will be created. I have already jumped in at the early-bird special, and as an avid Android user and paper airplane enthusiast, I desperately hope to see that stretch goal met. Head over to the source link below to pledge to get your own PowerUp 3.0.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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