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Ball-camera that you toss in the air for a 360 panorama
Boing Boing ^ | October 15, 2011 | Cory Doctorow

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at boingboing.net ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ballcamera; camera
Video at the link.
1 posted on 10/15/2011 3:13:14 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito

That’s awesome, but I’m a rotten catcher. There goes my camera.


2 posted on 10/15/2011 3:16:44 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Immerito
Ball-camera

The next season rollout of Anthony Wiener?

3 posted on 10/15/2011 3:18:34 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Immerito
Ball camera...that's not what I thought it was at all.
4 posted on 10/15/2011 3:28:35 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: madison10
That’s awesome, but I’m a rotten catcher. There goes my camera.

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.

5 posted on 10/15/2011 3:32:27 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Immerito
Very cool.

How much?

ML/NJ

6 posted on 10/15/2011 3:35:55 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

The inventor is still looking for a manufacturer to build the camera, apparently.

http://jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera/faq


7 posted on 10/15/2011 3:51:17 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: madison10
There goes my camera.

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...

8 posted on 10/15/2011 3:51:42 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Immerito

Another wonderful toy.


9 posted on 10/15/2011 4:24:49 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Calvin Locke

Not if the whole thing decides to land at the bottom of a canyon. :)


10 posted on 10/15/2011 4:25:33 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Immerito
The ball camera seems a bit limited.

Now take the concept, and combine with a radio-controlled helicopter, which already come with cameras, and you have some real potential.

11 posted on 10/15/2011 4:32:53 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: Immerito

Take a look at the GoPro HD Hero2 demo. Awesome!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUEZCxBcM78


12 posted on 10/26/2011 9:14:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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