Spies Like USB
December 6, 2013 2:30 AM   Subscribe

I won a camera pen similar to this one. I don't have any meetings I need to spy on. Is there anything interesting or useful I can do with it?
posted by Jakey to Technology (11 answers total)
If you were okay with the hassle of uploading footage every day or two you could tape it in just behind the windshield and use it as a dashboard camera.
posted by Slackermagee at 5:15 AM on December 6, 2013

You could sell it, that could be interesting.
posted by oceanjesse at 6:20 AM on December 6, 2013

You could just attach it to yourself and try and forget it about and then have actual proof of how exciting/mundane your life really is. Play it at parties!
posted by h00py at 6:23 AM on December 6, 2013

(I mean play the result at a particular type of party, not surreptitiously tape parties. That would be wrong).
posted by h00py at 6:24 AM on December 6, 2013

Do you have any pets? The small camera in the pen could be attached to a collar for your own petcam.
posted by misha at 6:47 AM on December 6, 2013 [4 favorites]

Christmas gift for a relative who you think would enjoy it?
posted by fings at 7:46 AM on December 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

You could try writing with it in front of some fixed grid or other visual reference pattern and try to use image processing to figure out what you're actually writing based on the pen's movements.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 8:11 AM on December 6, 2013

Nice title.

Film your commute for a week. Edit it for the best parts.
posted by MuffinMan at 8:36 AM on December 6, 2013 [1 favorite]

If you don't want to invest in a remote control minicopter, you might just attach it to a kite.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 8:41 AM on December 6, 2013

You are clearly not a parent. But if you are an uncle, you have just become the coolest one in your family.
posted by salishsea at 9:24 AM on December 6, 2013 [2 favorites]

You could use it to spy on your coworker!
posted by masquesoporfavor at 9:03 AM on December 8, 2013

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