I knew all along that the iPad would turn out to be an amazing device, but a blimp controller with integrated cockpit view? No, I didn't think of that.
The guys over at BreakfastNY.com have created a modified BlimpDuino which is controlled by the iPad's accelerometer through a custom software which connects to a built in computer. The iPad thus becomes the real controller which also displays what the blimp sees via an attached front camera.
It's awesome, check out the video after the break.
Federico is the founder and editor-in-chief of MacStories, where he writes about Apple with a focus on apps, developers, and mobile software. He can also be found on his two podcasts – Connected and Virtual.