HotSpot Episode 6: Phantom Quadcopter

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:01am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

This week on Wdd’s HotSpot:

  • DJI’s new GPS equipped Phantom is an aerial platform for the FOPRO HERO action cam. Featuring a lithium polymer battery, an RGB LED indicator, an Enhanced fail-safe feature, and an Intelligent Orientation Control, this quad-copter makes one nifty little radio-controlled aircraft.
  • Digital music performer, Omni Infinity, has created the SPACEBASS, a guitar-shaped prototype that houses a smartphone for wireless touchscreen control of music and art software on a remote computer.
  • Spanish start-up Wattio offers the latest solution in home energy management with its SmartHome 360 monitoring and control system.
  • A specially adapted tactile helmet, developed by Sheffield University researchers, can provide firefighters with vital clues about their surroundings.

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