A Bird’s Eye View

Skyros is an aerial camera which takes unparalleled overhead photographs. It illuminates a unique bird’s eye view from where one can understand the intimate relationship with the environment in a refreshing new light. If you’re a more cynical reader, just think of it as a way to see what birds see before they do a #2 on your car or worse, you!

How it works: Skyros is pneumatically launched up to 120 feet in the air where it stabilizes itself as the rotors start. As it flies back to the user it takes photographs at various intervals. The user then links it back to its base and can view the photographs. There is an inbuilt sensor in the flying module which brings the camera back to the user too. Thank the gods because I hate chasing after my toys.

One thing I love about this concept is the ability to use it as a regular camera. Most other aerial cams I’ve seen completely negate this novel fact.

Designer: Siddharth Kambe & Dipti Hanako Kambe

15 Comments

  • says says:

    “start living your life like its a movie” this is awesome! imagine this at a festival 😀

  • zippyflounder says:

    ok, kinda cool (some of us have been doing this for a long time with helium ballons, string and a stepper motor) but the designer needs to increase the rotar diameter by about 50% or that sucker wont fly.

    • Eric says:

      Do you mean fall? Because reading the description it says a pneumatic device gets it to 120 feet where (because of wind) the rotors start rotating to provide stability for the camera to shoot on the way down… Similar to the “helicopters” off a Maple tree. Therefore there is no power to the unit itself. Maybe increase each rotor blades width a little…

  • Jim says:

    Is this just a prototype or can you purchase this camera? Does anyone know a link to the company or vendor who sells this?

    • zippyflounder says:

      its a concept, and one that would need major work to make it to production.

      • M.S.W. says:

        Looks like a product “WowWee.com” would produce.

        The aerodynamics of the camera portion needs to modified. It can work, but like Zippy stated with “major [redesign] work”

  • IGreenSpot says:

    cool concept, but flying camera, hm…is it durable enough ?

  • Brian says:

    Fun idea!

  • むぽみあ says:

    Similarly, the literature of North Usa doesn’t include any figure comparable to that boy. But his relative had interrupted hurriedly. Must you never be created getting me in to concern?

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