StarWars photography industrial-design ideas

Spherical panorama camera in a ball

Throw-able Spherical Panorama Ball Camera

Want one!

Jonas Pfeil has come up with a brilliant new way of capturing spherical panorama photographs, using an array of small cameras embedded into a ball. When the ball is thrown into the air, an internal accelerometer detects the highest point of its arc, and simultaneously captures 36 images from the cameras distributed across the surface of the ball, which can then be stitched together to produce a full spherical image.

I just hope he's made it robust enough because people will inevitably drop it.

It reminds me of the light sabre training sphere in Star Wars...

Training Sphere

Via core77.com