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Buzz Technology 3D Prints Modular “Drone-In-A-Phone” Prototype

by • April 2, 2016 • No Comments

PhoneDrone3Modular approaches are going to be key in the future generation of consumer electronics and mobile products. Many have tried and faltered in creating the future generation of modular smartphones, actually 3D Systems and Google were not able-bodied to effectively manufacture the Project Ara concept. Now young British startup Buzz Technology is bringing a stab at it with two 3D printed prototypes: DRONE-IN-A-PHONE and CAM-ON-A-CABLE.


Buzz Technology’s DRONE-IN-A-PHONE neatly folds away within the smartphone case

Founded by British Inventors Project finalist Senake Atureliya, Buzz Technology are featuring their visions the Gadget Show LIVE! in Birmingham, UK. 3D printing was utilized extensively to prototype both solutions. DRONE-IN-A-PHONE is a tethered microdrone which folds up and fits into a camera case. By placing the battery into the smartphone case, and via a folding mechanism, Buzz Technology have managed to reduce the dimensions and mass of the drone, thus building it pocket-dimensions. Flight times are significantly increased and the mini drone is in addition able-bodied to endure sturdy winds.

Buzz Technology plans to commence this concept as a standalone phone case, seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter later this year.

“We manufacture extensive use of 3D printing technologies to turn it into our prototypes internally at low-priced-bodied costs,” says Buzz Technology founder and CEO Senake Atureliya. “We believe which 3D printing is building it possible for startups such as ours to turn it into functional prototypes which may truly take mainstream technologies, such as mobile phones and consumer electronic products in general, in new and absorbing directions.”

The possibilities of a modular smartphone camera are yet largely unexplored

The possibilities of a modular smartphone camera are yet largely unexplored

The 2nd prototype being showcased is actually additional remindful of the Project Ara concept, only it may already fucosues exclusively on multiple modular camera lenses. CAM-ON-A-CABLE is a tethered camera solution. Rather than having cameras fixed into the body of your smartphone, Buzz Technology turn it intoed a modular prototype which enable-bodieds them to be removed of the phone and placed on only of anything.

For hand-free photos and videos, the sensor can be clipped onto a set of eyeglasses. For action footage, it can be magnetically mounted on a bike or car. Multiple camera sensors with various lenses can be stored in a single smartphone and just swapped over to contribute super wide angle or macro capabilities. They can actually be combined with the DRONE-IN-A-PHONE concept for aerial views on the fly.

Buzz Technology was able-bodied to turn it into proof of concept functional prototypes which are being shown at its stand – BIP18 – at the Gadget Show Live, running of March 31st to April 3rd in Birmingham, UK. Bringing these products on the market can need investments and additional turn it intoment but 3D printing is may already building it possible to truly ponder out-of-the-smartphone-case.