Amazing ball camera lets you create panoramic photos

Think your iPhone or Android camera and a panorama app is all you need to take 360 degree photos? Then I’d like to introduce you to the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera. As you’ll see in the video above, the ball camera is equipped with 36, 2-megapixel mobile phone camera modules which all click together to create a full panorama when the ball reaches its peak of flight. This crazy cool project is the work of German student Jonas Pfeil and four other students from Berlin’s Technische Universität. The throwable panoramic ball camera is not yet available for purchase (its patent is still pending), but you can be sure that after more people see this video of the camera in action there will be a run on demand. Though, I wonder, just how expensive could a gadget with 36 mobile camera lenses be?