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Beetle-mounted camera streams insect adventures

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This sounds like a story out of a sci-fi novel or even Austin Powers. The video quality isn’t great but the size and control is awesome!

Via BBC:

The entire camera rig weighs just 250 milligrams, which is about a tenth of the weight of a playing card.

While the sensor itself is low resolution, capturing just 160 by 120 pixel images, it is mounted on a mechanical arm that can shift from side to side.

That allows the camera to look side to side and scan the environment, just like a beetle, and capture a higher-resolution panoramic image.

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