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17. Invention, Intellectual Property, and Income

Project Goals

Back to the roots

When I started working on this project, my objective was to design a device that anybody, sports athletes mainly, could use to film themselves while moving over large distances. I was unaware of the existance of commercial products such as the Soloshot and the Pixio/Pixem. Having discovered these, my ambition steered towards developing a modular device that could be used with a multitude of accessories and, more importantly, a multitude of cameras. Most people already own a device capable of recording videos such as phones, action sports cameras, etc. Why force them to purchase another dedicated camera that can only work with a single device


The ultimate, and ideal, vision I have for this project is to create a community which continously develops this device, whether it is the base technology or accessories which would allow it to be used in specific contexts. The device would be made of parts that can be produced in any fablab or similar spaces.

On the technical side, the device would be hardware based. Its constituing components would deliver the desired functions - Tracking of a moving entity; Pointing of a camera towards tracked entity - thus making it compatible with (almost) any camera.

Once a reliable technology would have been developed, It would be essential to look at the integration of components, whether hardware or software based, that would enable the control of specific cameras, in order to adjust capture parameters (zoom, exposure, etc..).

Choosing a License

With all of that in mind, I browsed through the different licenses offered by the Creative Commons association and chose the ShareAlike 4.0 international license. This would allow my work to bbe reproduced by whomever, even for finantial gain. However, any derived product must be shared with the same license.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Last update: June 16, 2021