IR-LOCK gives Drones Infrared (IR) Tracking Capabilities
IR-LOCK, LLC is developing IR tracking sensors for the growing Drone market. The technology enables accurate and reliable target-tracking over a long-distance, which could be a game-changer for drone videography in particular.
“Only a few days after releasing the Kickstarter, we have received many requests to integrate IR-LOCK into various camera gimbals, drones, and drones w/ gimbals. The market need is very clear.” –Thomas Stone, IR-LOCK lead developer
Most of the IR-LOCK demos exhibit footage shot by a quadcopter carrying an IR-LOCK sensor and a GoPro camera. The new technology allows the pilot to focus on flying the quad, while the IR-LOCK sensor automatically keeps the camera on-target. This could usher in significant advances for the already successful drone videography industry. Flying a quadcopter is not as easy as some may think; simultaneously managing the quad AND a camera can be quite a challenge. IR-LOCK could enable automatic camera control, so long as the target is wearing an IR marker.
An IR marker consists of just a few IR LEDs and a battery, which are easily integrated into hats, armbands, RC cars, etc. IR-LOCK is offering an $89 ‘developers kit’ that allows Makers to create and track their own IR markers. There is also a $99 ‘plug-&-
Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/
Demo Videos: https://www.youtube.com/
High-Res Images: http://irlock.com/
‘About Us’ page: http://irlock.com/