Halo Dev Update #07: End of 2017

Thanics has been off the radar for a while, we've been deep in development, and we're almost ready to start publishing footage from our drones again. We admit that designing a spherical video live streaming drone with spherical obstacle avoidance was more difficult than we anticipated, but we are always getting closer. To summarize a few development hurdles we've completed recently:

  • Carbon fiber prototypes flying and being tested
Thanics Halo sunset shot with carbon fiber prototype. #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
  • Electronics and PCBs nearing final versions
  Controller PCB Layout

Controller PCB Layout

  • First retractable 360 camera gimbal tested
  • Redesigned controller (more about this in 2018)
Halo Controller v137 2.png

These are just a few of the development accomplishments we've had, we hope everyone has a happy holiday, and you will be hearing a lot more from us in 2018!

-Andrew Loomis, Chief Design Engineer