Monthly Archives: February 2017
Always Get a Green Light!
Every cyclist knows that the best trips are those when you hit every green light! Designed with this in mind, Orion is a commuter must-have. Easily installed on your handlebars, it provides simple directions and navigation that helps you find the most efficient bicycle route each time. With real-time traffic light information and uphill/downhill distance indicators, you’ll know exactly where to go with the straightforward indicators and information on the screen. Just snap it on your handlebars, install the Orion extension on your Google Maps app, and you’re good to go!
Designer: Clement Dauchy
“It became an everyday challenge to pass all those lights without stopping. I believe I am not alone in this situation so I thought about a cycling navigation device that would help anticipate, manage your effort and make your ride around the city more efficient,” explains Clement.
“The module provide informations about the upcoming traffic lights and their state, so you know exactly the duration of the traffic light being green so to adjust your speed accordingly.”
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Drone you worry, child!
We’ve seen drones finding applications in the coast guard service before. This isn’t the first time the drone has become a life-saving gadget, but the Recon Drone for Parrot makes a bold attempt of being a rescue drone that works under all odds. Its design takes inspiration from a helicopter (known to give assurance to the stranded), allowing it to maneuver through any sort of weather. A front mounted camera allows the drone to perform a surveillance run on the surface of the ocean in regular as well as thermal imaging, and on spotting a survivor the drone deploys one of two emergency flotation devices.
The drone is operated remotely using a joypad that gives the user full control of the drone’s movements while also providing footage from the drone’s camera.
The drone even has a flotation belt of its own, if it were to encounter an accident or error and plummet into the water. Quite a well-planned, holistic approach, isn’t it?
Designers: Aurélien Gravelotte, Augustin Wanert, Maxence Hoet & Maxence Fournier.