The iPad has been touted by some to be nothing but a larger iPod touch, and they could be right. After all, the latest use for Apple’s device is turning it into a controller for a blimp, where the blimp holds an Arduino controller board and enough helium to keep it afloat, while the iPad will run a specially programmed application that receives video signals from the blimp, while sending controls to it through an accelerometer. This is made possible thanks to Breakfast NY, where it was created to promote a silent auction for KidRobot Munny characters that were created by the world’s leading industrial designers. Should the blimp’s camera hover over a person, the iPad software will transform their faces into those of the Munny characters. Pretty neat marketing move, eh?

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