Turn your old paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled flying machine.
PowerUp 3.0 is a paper airplane conversion kit that includes Bluetooth technology to enable roughly 10 minutes of flight. Downloading the app allows users to ascend or descend using the throttle, tilt the iPhone left or right for maneuvering, as well as providing an artificial horizon, among other things.The Kickstarter-funded campaign was so popular that it exceeded their $50,000 goal in eight hours over Thanksgiving. The campaign closed in January with $1.2 million in funding from more than 21,000 backers. PowerUp is recommend for ages 14 and up. It's selling for $49.99 and will be available in June. The company is taking pre-orders online and will also be available on Amazon. --Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York. Follow @LKulikowski