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Submission + - The Next Thing in Aerial Photography - Robotic Kite ( 1

Iddo Genuth writes: A new Kickstarter project is looking to bring a simple, controllable way to shoot images from a kite mounted camera. Shooting images from a kite isn't new but until now creating a rig that can allow you to capture images in an efficient way was pretty hard and quite expensive — Sparrowscope is looking to change that.

Sparrowscope is a lightweight rig controlled from a smartphone (android/iOS based) which is attached securely to the rig and is also used to take pictures. Controlling the rig is done from the ground using another smart device (smartphone/tablet) with the Sparrowscope free app.

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The Next Thing in Aerial Photography - Robotic Kite

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  • Flying a kite is child's play but it is not an easy or
    stable platform.

    Now add a balloon and you might get it off the ground.

    Mapping is an interesting yet difficult topic and just having
    the images is not the end of the game.

    Do dismiss my negative comments.... as we are seeing
    from google street view a mobile camera system is easy to construct.

    Add GPS, some corner cube reflectors and a laser based 3D system and
    many mapping tasks can be automated and then supplemented by local
    small air craft to peer over fence

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