Below is a video recorded during the first real flight of my quadcopter, using the 808 #16 camera which was mounted on board. The quad makes use of the anti-vibrational mount I detailed previously. Considering the test flight was performed on a really windy day, I’m very pleased with the results.
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 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.
OK so this isn’t strictly a new idea but I couldn’t help giving it a go. I designed and printed a custom enclosure for a cheap egg timer. The timer sits between a tripod and my mobius camera and pans the camera while it records in time-lapse mode. This was my first real attempt at a time-lapse video and I couldn’t be happier with the result. An unexpected benefit of using the Mobius camera in picture mode was that the resulting video is actually above HD resolution (1440p to be exact)!