Posted by Keith on September 30th, 2016 at 11:41 am
Getting the mail with a drone??? Why??! Why NOT?!! At Mashable we decided to see if drones could do some chores around the house. Here’s the first one where we used an octocopter to get the mail. It worked! .. sorta…
Video by Keith Hopkin
Drone Pilot: Christopher Kaczmarzyk
Host: Max Knoblauch
Special Thanks to Joe Dobise
Posted by Keith on September 19th, 2016 at 12:41 pm
I’ve always been a fan of GoPro cameras. They were the enabling camera technology that allowed me to shoot the viral video series Dogs in Cars with their first HD model. Now they’ve jumped into the drone market. They’ve been teasing this all year and I just caught a Live Stream of GoPro CEO Nick Woodman presenting the new Karma package. It looks pretty awesome. They have created a companion product much like the DJI Osmo gimbal. So look forward to a LOT of smooth, stabilized footage from the GoPro community. I’m excited to get my hands on one of these. It starts at $799 without a camera.
You read that title right! Using this hilarious and simple hardware hack and the Twilio communication service you can hook up a giant button to an Arduino and a webcam and teach your dog to snap photos that are automatically sent to your phone!
This week we had a cool opportunity at Mashable to set up a Facebook Live interview with Joel Zimmerman (aka deadmau5). As a fan of Zimmerman’s I decided I wanted to turn this into something special so I contacted my friends at Looking Glass Factory and they brought over 18 of their glorious 8x8x8 L3D cubes. We stacked them up in the background and let them do their thing – a total of over 9,000 multi-colored LED lights!
I also wanted to do a little something special for Joel’s skype monitor so I cut out some large foamcore mouse ears and lined the edges with laser wire which is one of my new favorite things to use for set design. Unlike EL (electroluminescent) wire it is VERY easy to work with. Here’s a still from the shoot: