Wearable Drones

Wearable drones might become a reality thanks to developers of Nixie. It’s more likely, however, to interest adventurers than fashionistas. Nixie is a tiny drone that weighs less than a tenth of a pound and is worn on your wrist. The wrist strap unfolds to become a quadcopter which can fly off to take pictures or videos before returning to you! This sounds perfect for activities that require too much concentration (or too many hands!) to pilot a drone -think rock climbing or mountain biking.

Nixie will have several modes including Boomerang mode, Panorama mode, Follow me mode, and Hover mode. “We’re not trying to build a quadcopter, we’re trying to build a personal photographer,” says project manager Jenna Jovanovic.

There are prototypes and concept renderings are in existence, but the final form of the device is still in the works. Let’s keep an eye on this and see where it goes!

Martha Stewart Digs Drones

Looks like even Martha Stewart is jumping on this one-way drone train. After having her farm photographed by a DJI Phantom, Martha tweeted that she “ loves the possibilities and opportunities drones offer” and asked followers what they thought about the future of drones. See the tweets here:  twitter.com/MarthaStewart/status/486835778874798080  twitter.com/MarthaStewart/status/486810176025276417

All photos were taken by a member of Martha’s security detail. With this kind of fun at work, he has no reason to say he ain’t gonna work on Martha’s farm no more [Bob Dylan reference with a slight twist, for the >90% of you who missed it].

She also wrote about the experience in her blog: http://www.themarthablog.com/2014/07/aerial-photos-of-my-farm.html   Check out the 31 images in all their aerial glory, with certainly no shortage of donkey paddocks, peony gardens, and clematis pergolas. Ohhhhh Martha.

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