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An iPad Controlled Blimp [Video]

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 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.

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