Skip to comments.Ball-camera that you toss in the air for a 360° panorama
Posted on 10/15/2011 3:13:10 PM PDT by Immerito
Jonas Pfiel's "Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera" sports 36 cameras and contains firmware that stitches their output together to form a global panorama; you throw it into the air and at the top of its arc, it takes a snap and processes it.
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That’s awesome, but I’m a rotten catcher. There goes my camera.
The next season rollout of Anthony Wiener?
From the looks of it, the ball itself is made of some sort of foam rubber with the camera modules recessed into it. That said, I'd bet the guy on the mountain was really hoping that he'd be able to catch it when it came back down.
The inventor is still looking for a manufacturer to build the camera, apparently.
Didn't it say it had 36 cameras in it? You still have 35 left.
If it was available for use in 1963, I'd bet the broken camera would have been the one pointed at the grassy knoll...
Another wonderful toy.
Not if the whole thing decides to land at the bottom of a canyon. :)
Now take the concept, and combine with a radio-controlled helicopter, which already come with cameras, and you have some real potential.
Take a look at the GoPro HD Hero2 demo. Awesome!
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