Author Archive for Gary Mortimer

Bionic bird can be flown with your smartphone


By Dario Borghino A French startup has turned to crowdfunding to build an extremely light bionic bird that can be controlled using the magnetometer and accelerometer in a smartphone. The bird, currently at the prototype stage, would communicate via Bluetooth for…

UFO’s fly over inner city Sydney


Causing a stir in the centre of Sydney a DJI Spreadwing flying from a roof top bar. Word has it the flight was for a Chivas Regal product launch. Getting the permission for this flight must have been pretty comprehensive as…

Parrot Bebop pre release flight videos


Its getting exciting, the Parrot Bebop approaches. A completely new design from the French company that bought the wildly popular AR.Drone to market in 2010. The Bebop has a gimbleless camera stabilization process. The camera is a f2.2 fish-eye lens with a…