November 06, 2010

swinglet CAM by senseFly

Take a look at this flying gadget from Swiss company senseFly. Utterly amazing. But be warned, the website doesn't seem to take money which means 2 things 1) If you have to ask you can't afford one and 2) these won't be in Toys R Us this Christmas... Sorry!

From the website (

"The swinglet CAM, is a safe and easy-to-use flying camera. It takes high-resolution pictures automatically based on user-defined GPS waypoints. It will be your eyes in the sky.

You don’t need to be a pilot to fly the swinglet CAM, it takes off, flies and lands by itself.

With help of the software ”e-mo-tion” you can define a whole flight path for the swinglet CAM and direct it where to take the pictures. Once the swinglet CAM has landed you can download those pictures from the photo camera. If you have basic computer skills, then you will be easily able to operate the flight programming software "e-mo-tion". With simple drag & drop functions it is possible to pre-program, and update during flight, the position, altitude and behaviour of the swinglet."