Spotlight: Hardware

2013-06-08 00:00:00 2013-06-09 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight: Hardware The physical world and the digital world will soon be indistinguishable. The demand for bringing digital interactive experiences into something tangible continues to grow and that is in great part due to the accessible technology emerging which can support such a thing. 3D printing and micro-controllers mean… Toronto FITC Toronto



A year ago, if you said the word drone (or UAV) to me, I would have either thought of a sci-fi movie that I probably didn’t like or some sort of military spy plane. While those associations are still true for me, a third association has formed… fun.

Drones or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) have become a part of the DIY community as physical computing components get more affordable and crowd funding flourishes. Companies are popping up all over the place with fun new products thanks to these factors.

During this talk, I will discuss both pre-fabricated and home-made solutions for working with drones as well as some fun non-military uses for them. I will also give a sneak peek of the drone-based project currently in development by the Creative Technologists of Toronto.