Dec 222010
 

ISO 80; f/3.5; 1/10; 10. 4mm (Canon SX 10, no flash, no tripod)

ISO 80; f/3.5; 1/10; 10.4 (Canons SX10, no flash, no tripod)

I’m reaching back to November themes to show off Carl’s early Christmas/Birthday present.  He is making a Quad Helicopter from a kit, specifically the AeroQuad.  Eventually the plan is to add a camera so that it can take photos from the air.   Not sure if it will be one of MY cameras…  anyway, this is fairly cool technology.  Carl’s says that this little board (once completed)  is all you need to make the Segway work.  The red pieces are a 3-axis gyro and a 3-axis accelerometer (used to measure acceleration and is what helps it stand still, which is why it will make a great platform for a camera).

Personally, I like how there is so much red and green in the photo, which makes it look like a Christmas present.