An oddball camera

June 21, 2007
Do you dream of "combining your love of bouncing balls and your obsession with taking pictures?"

Then your time is coming. Two inventors recently came up with either a ball that takes pictures or a camera that bounces. Called SatuGO (for See, Aim, Throw, captUre and GO), from the company of the same name (, the camera can be programmed to take pictures when it hits a surface or based on a timer, so users can set it and get some aerial shots.

The camera contains a 3-megapixel CCD camera, 1 Gbyte of memory, and a battery. Plugging it into a computer with its USB plug charges the battery and lets users see pictures they've taken. The 2.5-in.diameter ball is waterproof, contains acceleration sensors to detect bounces and knocks, and has a shutter speed of 0.00023 sec. When placed in its release holder, the device can be used as a Webcam.

But if you want one, don't hold your breath. The company is still looking for a manufacturer. It is however, registering prospective SatuGO buyers on its Web site, hoping to show manufacturers SatuGO's market potential.

Sponsored Recommendations

Precision Motion Control for Robotics Systems

April 8, 2024
Learn more about Precision Motion Control for your Robotic Systems through Harmonic Drive's latest Webinar!

KNF Pumps Revolutionize Desert Dust Tracking

April 3, 2024
The Sahara Desert is one of the biggest sources of dust worldwide. KNF air sampling pumps help tracing this particulate matter air pollution.

Introducing the Mass Flow Rate Calculator

April 3, 2024
The KNF Mass Flow Rate Calculator makes it easy to convert volume flow rate to mass flow rate. Simply enter the volume flow and the gas or gas mixture.

Explore KNF's Cutting-Edge DC-BI Pump Drive Technology

April 3, 2024
With six new DC-BI pump series, KNF launches an entirely new pump drive technology relying on advanced BLDC motors and achieving unprecedented advantages.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!