This week when I arrived home from teaching in Indy I found the camera's I ordered while in Redmond had come in.
I ordered 2 under $100 solid state video cameras.
The first one I am testing is the eDVR. It is a micro video camera with 640x480 resolution at 30 frames per second.
The advantages of the "5 in 1" eDVR are its small size, light weight and internal Li-po battery.
I was able to easily mount it to my Blade CX-2 Electric R/C Helicopter and fly it around the livingroom and the back yard.
I posted the video on YouTube but the quality of YouTube SUCKS so I also posted the videos on a sharepoint site http://gyrowiki.com/ .
The direct link to the videos is here: http://gyrowiki.com/Video%20Library/Forms/Video%20View.aspx?RootFolder=%2fVideo%20Library%2feDVR%20video%20Camera%20footage&FolderCTID=&View=%7b4EBC17B6%2dD653%2d4DB3%2d965C%2dC31262C01872%7d
Here is the YouTube link but the quality is poor : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO0OrNAe9oI
I then attached the camera to the end of one of my Autogyro's rotorblades. I was amazed at the quality of the video and the fast frame rate. I did use the lower resolution setting for this video though.
This video is also on the gyrowiki site link above and here is the link to the low-quality YouTube version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V4o3f368ps
My last project for this weekend was to build a Jacob's Ladder. If you are a fan of old Sci-Fi films you will recognise this little gem.
Here is the video of the Jacob's Ladder in operation : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2kt9S7uGTg