Summer of Drones

This summer I found myself very interested in the use of drones for the purpose of capturing aerial footage.
It started when I came up with a project I had wanted to do for Beam Camp, which didn’t happen in the end due to my traveling and my internship schedule. the concept of the project (that I hope to do next summer) is to teach kids how to program basic geometric shapes in the form of a physical game shot from top view. One team would be the programmers and the other one would be the computer. They would move on a pixel grid with some form of color and physically demonstrate the computer’s process.

In order to get that top view that I was looking for, I got to learning about Drones.
I had a brief intro with Crys Moore and took out this little toy called .
This is the footage from the first time I tried to fly it, and found out how bad it dealt with low light:

Dan and I went upstate to camp in Hurley where we took these videos with it. It performed much better outdoors, although there are quite a few issues with it, like the fact that it is opperated with an iphone app.

Next post will be about my better adventures with the dji Phantom drone.

Port holes

Raspberry Pi + webcam, follow this tutorial