360° filming with the DJI Mavic Pro

The DJI Mavic can be used to take 360° images using a third party application called Litchi.  The example below was captured autonomously using the apps “PANO” mode.  To use it, simply launch the app (not the DJI app) and take off in FPV mode.  Once you’ve established the appropriate height and viewpoint for the…

Droning around the Caribbean

During a recent holiday down to the Caribbean, I had the chance to take some footage in Miami (A stopover from Europe), Antigua & Barbuda and Barbados.  Although the main attraction was the West Indies vs England ODIs, the sights of the Caribbean islands were amazing. For such a small drone, the DJI Mavic Pro…

Home automation with Alexa!

Mr Robot, the Amazon Prime series, introduced me to Alexa.  Although Alexa’s response were somewhat manipulated for editorial purposes it still seemed that it would be a useful addition to my existing home automation devices. To get the most out of Alexa you’ll need another intermediary hub device to talk to some less connected (IOT)…