$99 Lidar Plus UAV Equals Prometheus Mapping Device

Aerospace engineer Nadir Bagaveyev is working on a new project, and he's giving us the chance to help with the financing on KickStarter.


(Prometheus mapping device on KickStarter)

My name is Nadir [Bagaveyev] and I'm an engineer who loves science fiction. But more than that, I like to turn science fiction into reality; that's why I became an engineer.

If you've seen Ridley Scott's new movie Prometheus, you probably noticed one interesting invention: a laser scanning flying device that maps the area around it.

Nadir wants to make one! Or at least a lightweight, inexpensive lidar that could be joined with a UAV (and used in other projects). I'm in for $50 - how about you, Technovelgy readers? Let's see if this device could become real.

Contribute to Nadir's project on KickStarter.

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