Monday, February 11, 2008

eDVR Camera Experimentation !

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 .

The direct link to the videos is here:

Here is the YouTube link but the quality is poor :

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:

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 :

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