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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.
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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ballcamera; camera
Video at the link.
posted on 10/15/2011 3:13:14 PM PDT
That’s awesome, but I’m a rotten catcher. There goes my camera.
posted on 10/15/2011 3:16:44 PM PDT
The next season rollout of Anthony Wiener?
posted on 10/15/2011 3:18:34 PM PDT
(The kinder, gentler version...)
Ball camera...that's not what I thought it was at all.
posted on 10/15/2011 3:28:35 PM PDT
("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
Thats awesome, but Im 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.
posted on 10/15/2011 3:32:27 PM PDT
posted on 10/15/2011 3:35:55 PM PDT
posted on 10/15/2011 3:51:17 PM PDT
(Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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...
posted on 10/15/2011 4:24:49 PM PDT
To: Calvin Locke
Not if the whole thing decides to land at the bottom of a canyon. :)
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.
posted on 10/15/2011 4:32:53 PM PDT
(When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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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