What is it?   ….it’s a camera ball! 

I just found this little techno gem on the BBC website and it looks like great fun.  I can just imagine something like this being used for social media fun, but I can also imagine it could be useful in exploration purposes such as examining caves or crevices that a human cannot access safely but a small object could be lowered safely down instead.  Perhaps lowering one down into the Amazon Rain forest to capture photos of plants and animals in the tree tops to give a real life feeling of what it would be like to be in the trees.

Click below for the BBC article and video footage.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25926300

Or even better go to this link and click on the company’s “watch the video” icon and get the whole story about the camera and its creation and possibilities for capturing life’s wonderful moments.

http://www.panono.com/ballcamera/

G. Winkler ©2014
Technology Artist
Cumulus Technology