The motivation behind my quadcopter project was to develop a platform for aerial photography. As a first step I thought I would try attaching one of my action cameras to the quad for a test flight, as my 808 #16 camera is no longer in regular use it was the ideal candidate. After my experiences with the rolling shutter effect and my Mobius camera I knew I would need to isolate the camera from the vibrations generated by the quadcopter motors.
While using my Mobius camera to record some footage while skiing, I encountered a pretty unusual problem, at certain points the recorded video began to distort and the whole image looked as though it was ‘wobbling’. After a bit of research I discovered this was a pretty well known phenomenon known as the ‘rolling shutter effect’.
While I think the health benefits of a standing desk are often overstated, my daily routine currently consists entirely of sitting down (work, car, home) save for the occasional 40 minute run, so standing for at least part of my day couldn’t hurt. I’ve toyed with the idea of using a standing desk for a while now, today I finally took the plunge. Using this great guide to I made myself a standing desk unit for £12!
The only ‘toy’ quad I found of an acceptable size (there are lots of toy quads which are far too small for my purposes) was the X-30 quadcopter from Ebuyer.