In addition to churning out iPhone haters, Carnegie Mellon University also produces some fine engineers. A group of researchers there has created GigaPan, a little robot thing that creates wonderful panoramas completely on its own with pretty much any standard digital camera. It first takes a number of little digital photos, then stitches them together like any other other desktop program would. Apparently the whole point of GigaPan was to introduce people of all cultures to each other. Very cosmopolitan/liberal élite.
The thing is, it’s not just one of the never-make-it-out-of-the-lab deals, as you’ll be able to pick it up later this year for “well below” $500, which, according to my calculations, is approximately €24.