Seyon Kim, a UX/UI designer, and J2MN, a product design studio, both from Seoul, South Korea, are the two partners responsible for the design you see. Sure, it may not look like much at first sight, but once you find out what it is exactly that you’re witnessing, I feel that you will hope to see this ready by next Christmas.
Ok, to make this simple, the Wing is meant to be a modular drone. What I mean by this is that it can perform multiple functions depending on the sort of equipment used or the task at hand.
But how does all this happen? Let’s say that Wing was a real device, and you just ordered one. Out of the box, you would be looking at a bunch of disassembled pieces that include a card with simple building instructions.
The main component is the body. It includes a camera used to monitor the world around and record video, a battery and charging capabilities, and the necessary hardware to control the wings, wheels, or floats. Sensors that assist with location and obstacle identification are also hidden in the body. From here, all resemblances disappear.
Now, it’s not clear how the device is all held together, but magnets seem to play a role in the whole thing. Nonetheless, let’s say you wanted to shoot an aerial recording of some area you’re exploring. Just connect the pieces needed to get the body airborne, and away you go.
The final function of the Wing is that of a watercraft. If you want to record some video of the time you take your first kayak lesson or go snorkeling through coastal waters, the final mod allows the drone to follow you on your journey like electronics and water don’t have a bad history.
The designers also decided to include app connectivity to the Wing’s design. While flying, rolling along, or floating, you’ll be able to control all movements via your smartphone or device. An app meant to show you vital information about the health and status of your drone is also in the works if this project ever takes off.
Personally, I'm all for it. Why not? Just imagine the videos you’ll be able to post on social media if you had one of these do-it-all trinkets.