FLYING HIGH

Regular readers here know I rarely post anything work-related. Today however, I make an exception.

The team here at CyPhy Works has launched a kickstarter for a new photography drone – the CyPhy Worsk LVL 1 – a hex-copter simple enough for anyone to fly. LVL 1 is the first drone for absolutely everybody.

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Click on the photo above for a cool video, or here for the full Kickstarter page.  I’m enthused about the thing because I’m really proud of and impressed by the men and women here who invented it.

LVL 1 is controlled with a simple Smart Phone app. It employs a novel flight technology, so photos and videos stay steady and true. There’s a whole raft of tech features including geo-fencing –the ability to pace off a flight arena, to keep the thing corralled in a manageable area, and the ability to post your pix and vids to your social networking platform of choice in real-time. It’s a ton of fun to fly, and even has practical uses beyond hobby, nature, and family photography. For example, it can be used to check out roof damage after a storm, or to inspect solar panels, gutters, or other inaccessible home or business areas.

Plus, as Helen our Fearless Leader says – “Robots are cool!”