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IR-LOCK technology was developed to help our Drones do cool things. Preliminary testing was surprisingly successful, so we decided to optimize the technology and deliver IR-tracking tools to other Drone enthusiasts and Makers at an affordable price. We can't wait to see what other Makers will come up with!
IR-LOCK solves the target tracking problem with custom-manufactured infrared filters, which block out interfering light-sources. This enables reliable tracking of infrared LEDs, which can be easily and cheaply incorporated into hats, armbands, RC cars, robots, etc. This is similar to the technology used in the Oculus Rift head tracking feature.
Thomas Stone is the founder of IR-LOCK. He is a research assistant in the Robust Product Creation Lab (RPC) at Georgia Tech. Previously, he worked in consumer product development both for startup companies and large companies such as Coca-cola, Craftsman, and Jarden.