Nixie: A Selfie Quadcopter

Posted on Oct 1 2014 - 11:52am by Devesh
Nixie Launches The Quadcopter Wristband

Nixie Launches The Quadcopter Wristband

When you think of taking selfies, we generally take out our smartphones and take them without any hesitation. What is you could take selfies without extending your smartphone, and remotely? It would truly be amazing. Well, we now have news that people are working to make this come true.

Nixie is a small and tiny wearable camera that will be on your wristband. When you want to take selfies, the straps unfold and create a quadcopter that would fly out, take photos and/or videos, and then will fly back to you. Nixie will conveniently wrap around your wrist and form a wristband when you are not using it.

Selfies have now become a worldwide impulse. Selfies are now here to stay and people do not care whether you like it or not. This has led to many companies bragging how their smartphones are the perfect selfie smartphones with front-facing higher-end megapixel cameras. Other manufacturers have resorted to releasing outlandish camera designs that serve this purpose only – taking a selfie.

We had previously brought you news about how the US Army had developed a pocket-sized aerial surveillance drone (maybe they are also into taking selfies), and about HEXO+: Your Personal Autonomous Aerial Camera, which is used to film you during your sports actions. It’s not to say that you can’t take selfies with it. People have used aerial cameras for far more stupid uses.

Today, we are going to be talking about Nixie. Nixie is a small quadcopter that will sit on your wrist. The wristband camera thought is pretty straight. All you have to do is take a small drone, attach it to a swiveling camera, and capturing photos and/or videos by following the user. This is very much like the HERO+. The most interesting part is that it has the ability to fold its straps and turn them into a wristband.

This does sound very intriguing, but for now the Nixie wristband is a concept. We are still months away from a working concept. Actually, Nixie is 1 of the 10 finalists that made it to Intel’s Make it Wearable (MIW) challenge. Whoever wins the challenge will receive US$ 500,000 to convert their idea into reality.

You can get more details from here.

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