Imperial Star Destroyer joins growing fleet of 'Star Wars' drones, Ep. 197
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The FLICC iPhone case allows iPhone users to walk through crowded streets without the need to ever look up.
And acknowledge another human being.
You can just keep your head down and plow through a crowd safely without running into anyone.
The smart phone case uses a small mirror that flips out and using an accompanying app, reflects streaming video to your home screen of what is in your path.
You can continue to use your phone in the regular way, only know you have a. A phone's eye view of obstacles ahead.
FLCC stands for forward looking cellphone case, and it is available for the iPhone 5, 5S, 6, and 6+.
The case is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, and could be yours for a pledge price of $15.
Our planet is surrounded by orbiting space junk and the European Space Agency believes that they have a solution using space fishing nets.
ESA researchers took a flight on the Falcon 20 zero gravity aircraft, otherwise known as the Vomit Comet, to test their space.
Fishing nets using pressurized air can.
The ESA has been hard at work on the E.D-Orbit mission, which plans to remove a large piece of space debris in the year 2021.
Other methods being studied which Crave has covered include a harpoon device for steering space junk, ion beams for blasting space junk, and robotic arms for grabbing and cutting down the space junk for removal.
Introducing the Apple Drone.
Simple, elegant, fake.
Designed and conceptualized by graphic artist Eric Huismann.
Actually, that's pretty cool.
Apple, get on that, please.
French maker and drone enthusiast Olivier C recently showed off his third in his series of Star Wars drones, this time and "Imperial Star Destroyer", as he slowly adds to his growing fleet of Star Wars inspired spacecraft.
He first wowed us a few months ago with the Millennium Falcon drone.
It may not look like much, but you've got it where it comes.
And then, scored another direct hit with the TIE Interceptor Drone.
All of which looked remarkably close to the spacecraft in the iconic Star Wars film.
Lucky for all of us civilians, Olivier C is also posting how-to instructions for building your own Star Wars inspired drone on his blog at RCGroups.com, as well as his test flight videos at youtube.com/olivierc.
Go to the Crave blog for links to everything you need to know about the Star Wars inspired drone.
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