There’s been a lot of talk about UAVs — as in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka. Drones) — lately, but what about Unmanned Acquatic Vehicles? When it comes to remote-controlled water drones that you can use to photograph underwater life, there’s far less choice in the affordable/DIY range.
The new aquatic drone Ziphius is here to change that, as it makes its way to market sporting the title of world’s first app-controlled aquatic drone. Read more…
The new Nikon D7100 DSLR wasn’t the only interesting product announced by the company yesterday. Appearing alongside the camera was a new WR-1 Wireless Remote Control Transceiver. It’s a remote control that can be used in multiple ways depending on your needs. Read more…
Paris-based photographer Marina Gadonneix documents the artificial spaces that are television studios while they are off the air and completely devoid of humans. The project is titled “Remote Control”. Read more…
Self-described creative technologist Thiago Avancini hacked this Atari 2600 joystick into a shutter release cable — complete with an autofocus control for his Canon T2i. The controller is considerably larger than the average cable release or remote control, but it’s a pretty nifty. Avancini has more photos of the contraption on his site, but so far, no DIY instructions.
The BeetleCam is a remote controlled car that has a Canon 400D DSLR and two flash units strapped to the top. It’s the brainchild of brothers Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas, award-winning wildlife photographers based in the UK, and allows them to capture some unique photographs of some of Africa’s most dangerous animals.
William tells us,
We are brothers from the UK specialising in wildlife photography. We aim to use teamwork and ingenuity to take unusual shots of wild animals. Recently we embarked on a project to photograph African wildlife from a ground level perspective using a camera mounted on top of a four-wheel drive remote control buggy called BeetleCam. We took BeetleCam to Tanzania and photographed lions, elephants and buffalo with it. The project proved to be a great success and we managed to get some amazing photographs from a unique perspective.
For more photographs from the BeetleCam, and some videos of the cam in action, check out the BeetleCam project page.
Image credits: Photographs by Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas and used with permission