This video of July 4 fireworks shot by a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter outfitted with a GoPro Hero 3 silver went bonkers viral over the Independence Day weekend.
More than 6 million views in the first couple of days after Jos Stiglingh posted it to YouTube.
"The quad was not damaged," he explains.
The fireworks display was at West Palm Beach, Florida.
Gorgeous though it may be, there is some controversy over the legality and safety of what Stiglingh did.
Miles O'Brien shared this with me, and says, "I'm still confused as to why people are okay with standing beneath exploding firebombs but throw a little drone into the mix and everyone freaks out and goes all Chicken Little."
I'm more upset about having to listen to "Con Te Partirò" by Andrea Bocelli for the umptybillionth time.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.
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