The Throwable Panoramic Ball CameraÂ has 36 fixed-focus 2 megapixel mobile phone camera modules that are mounted within the padded ball-shaped enclosure. Â The Panoramic Ball isÂ equippedÂ with its ownÂ accelerometer which is used to measure the launch acceleration. This is important because when you throw the Panoramic Ball into the air, at the moment it reaches its peakÂ height, it will trigger all 36 cameras to snap a photoÂ simultaneously!
All the pictures can then be downloaded within seconds via USB and the software, included with the Panoramic Ball, the software combines all the photos into oneÂ spherical panoramicÂ representation of the captured environment!Â The user can then explore theÂ environment, by either zooming in or out, looking above or below, or just spinning left or right. Â AndÂ becauseÂ the Panoramic Ball takes the image while in mid-air, users can explore theÂ environmentÂ and find things they would not normally have been able to view from an eye-level perspective.
TheÂ possibilitiesÂ for this kind of technology are amazing, and allow for whole new kind of experience to be shared. Â And as a nerd and artist, I love it when artÂ combines withÂ engineeringÂ to create something that can make artistic viewing more interactive. Two thumbs up for the Panoramic Ball!
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