Watch Drones Build 3D Structures

As the future of drones becomes increasingly more pertinent in the public space, architect Ammar Mirjan has begun studying ways to employ the quadcopters in commercial construction. In a two-part video series with Dezeen and MINI, Mirjan demonstrates how a small fleet of drones can work together to build simple buildings and harmoniously hover around each other as they weave 3D structures in space. He …

SKEYE Nano Drone

A quadcopter that fits in the palm of your hand

At just four centimeters by four centimeters, the SKEYE Nano Drone from Netherlands-based gadget-maker TRNDlabs is presently the smallest consumer quadcopter on the market. Appearing like a prop out of a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids/Star Wars mashup, the SKEYE’s design takes cues from its larger brethren—including the HD camera-toting micro ZANO that recently caught the attention of amateur pilots and fledgling surveillance techs at …

Charged: Five Next-Gen Digital Cameras

A GIF-camera, an HD drone, a camera machined from a single block of aluminum and more

Since the first widely available digital cameras hit the market in the early ’90s, the technical leaps made in the field of digital photography have been exponential. Today smartphones house cameras with sensors that dwarf those of high-end models from a decade ago. While the megapixels race has been raging for as long as digital cameras have been around, we’ve selected five new models pushing …