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Using his five years of experience in the industry, drone pilot Trent Siggard decided to explore the idea of combining both new and old technology by building a custom drone that carries a Fujifilm Instant Camera.
“With the drones available today you can fly for up to 30 minutes and take as many photos as your memory card will hold,” says Siggard. “I wanted to shift the way I think about taking aerial photos and become more intentional in what I shoot. That’s why I’ve decided to combine the two and put an instant camera on a drone.” Siggard had an old 500mm quadcopter frame “collecting dust” that he combined with various spare parts from other gadgets to get it flying. After a successful test flight, it was time to mount the instant camera.
Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.
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