1. No, but if you want to make a commercial enterprise, don't come looking to me for a free hand out to get it started.
I thought that was the whole point of kickstarter. I don't think many of them are non-profits. This is just seed money for an educational semi-startup.
By flying within 20 feet of people he's ALREADY breaking FAA regulations.
That's troubling since every person that has ever flown a quadra-copter would be in violation of that one.
Coding is easy; All you do is sit staring at a terminal until the drops of blood form on your forehead.