Thursday, February 7, 2013

The MeCam Nanocopter

Have you heard of the MeCam? It is a tiny camera mounted on to a nanocopter. It is controlled by voice and has a recommended MSRP of $49. This invention was developed by a San Francisco company, Always Innovating.

According to the company website:

We have introduced hardware to Social Networking and the result is the MeCam: a self video nano copter to point-and-shoot yourself. "MeCam" videos can be uploaded to Social platforms such as Youtube, Google+, Facebook, Twitter. Today people capture and share their photos and videos using archaic methods and with mixed results. The MeCam launches from the palm of a hand and hovers instantly. The MeCam streams video to an Android or iOS phone or tablet. Videos can then be easily shared on social media platforms. The MeCam doesn't need any remote control: the user can control the device with voice commands or uses the follow-me feature.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Company Raising $31 Million through Kickstarter

Here is a startup with lofty goals. A British company called GNUT is offering a project called Open Source Death Star with a gold of $31 million. A pledge of £10 will entitle you to have your name etched onto the underneath of one of the MSE-6-series repair droids used on the finished station.

They already have 859 backers at the time this article was written raising £157,881 so far. The stretch goal is $850,000,000,000,000,000.