Throwable Camera Creates 360-Degree Panoramic Images

 

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Are you, like so many others, tired of all those old-fashioned cameras you have to hold in order to take pictures?  Well here’s a camera you get to throw. ~ Dean kosage

 




The Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera is a foam-padded ball studded with 36 fixed-focus, 2-megapixel mobile phone camera modules capable of taking a 360-degree panoramic photo.


You use the camera by throwing it directly in the air. When the camera reaches the apex — measured by an accelerometer in the camera — all 36 cameras automatically take a picture. These distinct pictures are then digitally stitched together and uploaded via USB where they are presented in a spherical panoramic viewer. This lets users interactively explore their photos including a zoom function.


The results — as seen in the video above — are pretty darn impressive, but the Ball Camera is definitely not meant for shaky hands. Any spin on the ball when it’s thrown could distort the final image and you certainly wouldn’t want to drop the thing despite its 3D-printed foam padding. The 2-megapixel cameras are adequate but the quality drops as soon as users try to zoom in on distant elements. Besides, it looks a little difficult to fit the thing into a purse, let alone your pocket.

 

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Piano Stairs: The fun theory

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It is awesome..!  Like if you searched for fun, and ended up here… Thumbs up if u did the same..! ~ Dean Kosage

 

 

Why it works: “Take the stairs instead of the escalator and feel better” is something we hear but didn’t often see until this sly video from Volkswagen appeared on the Web. It’s part of an inspiring campaign, The Fun Theory, that encourages people to come up with fun ways to “do good.” The video itself did well indeed, imbuing Volkswagen with a fun new ethos and racking up millions of views in the process.

 




These stairs were not made with touch pads or sensors, they were made with laser beams, which had a lot of problems.. This is the best we could do!

 

 

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