HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog
Video: Flying Camera Is Your Personal Paparazzo
3/4/2013

The palm-sized MeCam, based on open-source software, will follow you around and shoot video.(Source: Always Innovating)
The palm-sized MeCam, based on open-source software, will follow you around and shoot video.
(Source: Always Innovating)

Return to Article

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 7/7
Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Flying Camera
Charles Murray   3/4/2013 7:20:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Seems like there might be an intersting defense application in this technology, for peeking at remote locations.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Flying Camera
Ann R. Thryft   3/4/2013 5:12:06 PM
NO RATINGS
Al, I'm interested in what else it could be used for as a design platform. Although it's small and cheap, there are reasons for this. First, Parrot's iPad-controlled flying video game AR.Drone 2.0
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=238273
costs about $300 and is well-loaded with cameras, accelerometers and gyrometers, and WiFi communication. Second, many of the flying robot prototypes
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=249645
the military and others are investigating are based on hobby machine platforms, the volumes of which have driven down component price/performance ratios. And third, quadrotors, also called quadricopters or ornithopters, have been adopted as a design platform for a wide range of tasks, often performed in swarms by devices that don't look much bigger or more accomplished than the MeCam.



Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: File under: "What will they think of next??"
Ann R. Thryft   3/4/2013 5:10:20 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree with you about that, Elizabeth: I'm not sure how far this app will go. I suspect it's more of a teaser to get attention from developers.



apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Flying Camera
apresher   3/4/2013 1:50:43 PM
NO RATINGS
Excellent find.  The idea of a personal paparazzo is an interesting one, but I can see that engineers might find this very useful.  Definitely need more details from the company on this capability.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
File under: "What will they think of next??"
Elizabeth M   3/4/2013 7:46:05 AM
NO RATINGS
Wow, that is quite an invention. Personally, I'm not sure my life is interesting enough for this sort of thing (although I guess that depends on your definition of "interesting") but I am sure the new generation of young people who are comfortable sharing every detail of their life with their friends online will love this product. It's like a flying Go-Pro on steroids!

<<  <  Page 7/7
Partner Zone
More Blogs
On Memorial Day, Americans remember the sacrifices the US armed forces have made, and continue to make, in service to the country. All of us should also consider the developments in technological capabilities and equipment over the years that contribute to the success of our military operations.
Imagine if you could train it from San Francisco to New York faster than flying?
Advanced visualization can depict an entire plant in motion, while also detailing an individual workstation. Individual products can be rendered different for each discipline involved — marketing, engineering, or suppliers.
The custom vehicle designs in Mad Max: Fury Road are probably just as amazing as the film's off-the-wall action sequences.
A test conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in April 2014 showed that the current practices for transporting lithium batteries on airplanes are not as safe as they could be.
Design News Webinar Series
5/21/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
May 18 - 22, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Mastering the ARM Cortex-M Processor
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 2nd-4th:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service