Tech Toys: 360 Fly & Google Cardboard

August 31, 2016

Recently, the NMI has had some fun testing out new gadgets. We are always eager
to explore the latest technology and their applications in and out of the classroom.
In its efforts to explore the future of
photography, the NMI recently
acquired a 360° video camera (the 360Fly, to be exact) – it shoots video 360° horizontally
by 240° vertically.
Not exactly sure what that means?
Take a look at this video where NMI instructors Chris Gerlach and John Weatherford test the new camera by… well,
just take a look!
We’re particularly excited about the fact that video captured with this camera can
easily be used with Google Cardboard,an inexpensive virtual reality tool that works with your smartphone. If you enjoyed
our work with the Oculus Rift last semester, you won’t want to miss this year’s SLAM!