Monday, January 2, 2017

Camera movement and dolly zoom with Chronos high-speed camera

High speed video with Chronos 1.4 camera movement and dolly zoom effect.

Big servo motor:

Small servo motor:

Ball-joint mount:

Chronos high-speed camera:

Slow mo music:  "Dewdrop Fantasy" Kevin MacLeod (
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Saturday, November 26, 2016

"Bullet Time" with the Chronos high-speed camera

I used the Chronos high-speed camera to create an effect similar to Bullet Time in which the camera moves instantaneously (or just very quickly in this case).

Chronos on Kickstarter:

Chronos camera review on EEVBlog:

Teknic servo motor:

Wireless shutter release:

Sunday, October 30, 2016

AM transmitter for antique radios and other project updates

If you restore antique AM radios, you may have noticed that there is little or no decent music available on AM broadcast. In this video, I how how to build a very simple AM transmitter that lets you play MP3 through an antique radio.

Matching transformer:

Xtal oscillator:

MP3 player:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A refrigerator that works by stretching rubber bands

Handheld CNC router:

Rubber band thermodynamics:
Rubber band bicycle wheel:

Thermal camera in this video:  Opgal Therm-App 25Hz: Let me know if you're interested in seeing more detail about this device in a future video.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Heat-sensitive 3D paper (swell paper)

This paper has an unusual coating that swells up when heat is applied. It's normally used by printing on it with a standard inkjet or laser printer, then exposing it to a very bright light.  The dark areas absorb more energy, and become raised.  I also experiment with the material in a laser cutter.  - Source of the paper used in this video - Video about the U Michigan group