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Chris Anderson is leaving Wired to...run a homemade drone company!

It's a bird, it's a plane...it's a robot plane...and it's being brought to you by suddenly former Wired editor Chris Anderson.

Chris Anderson, the longtime editor of the geek tech bible Wired, has announced he's leaving the job to focus on 3D Robotics, a San Diego-based startup that's trying to take remote-controlled airplanes and copters to whole 'nother level.

How 'nother? Well, these things can fly themsevles. They're "DIY Drones," like the Arduplane, pictured above, that Anderson himself says is an example of how you can "add [an] autopilot to any RC aircraft and it becomes a fully-programmable flying robot with a powerful ground station and Mission Planner."

Here's what Anderson said about his departure after more than decade at the helm of Wired:

This is an opportunity for me to pursue an entrepreneurial dream. I’m confident that Wired’s mission to influence and chronicle the digital revolution is stronger than ever and will continue to expand and evolve.

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