iPad Controlled Video Blimp

iPad Controlled Video Blimp

Imagine the world's top designers packed in at a killer event, filled up with all the booze they can drink. What kind of experience could you possibly create that'll catch their eye, and maybe even make them crack a smile? Simple: you fly a massive iPad controlled blimp over their heads.

This year's Design Week after-party featured a silent auction of 23 KidRobot Munny characters created by the world's top industrial designers. To show off these creations to the thousand guests, we flew a 52" camera-enabled blimp over their heads. The blimp (a modified BlimpDuino) was controlled by an iPad which was receiving the live video-feed from the cockpit. When guests looked up, they watched as their faces were transformed into those of the Munny characters up for auction. The feed also went up on a big screen at the event and the event's site (by Profero) allowing everyone to get in on the action.

Things used: BlimpDuino, Titanium, openFrameworks.