An appetite whetter ~ my webcam

Last Friday, 10/30, I introduced you to a webcam project I’m working on. Well, 2 days late and much more has been completed. I’m hoping/planning to give you pictures tomorrow, Monday, 11/2.

Since my intro on Friday, I’ve done the following:

  • Created a way to mount an umbrella and not have the possibility of it getting into the shot. I commented on this last Friday. The solution & "enhancements are novel.
  • Wired and set up power for the panohead . I’m using a 6-volt dry cell battery [ Werker 6V 14AH Battery W/ Polarized Terminal – WKA6-14A] versus 4 AA rechargeable batteries. The will give me extended operating time, without the need to carry extra batteries or the possibility of not completing a shoot.
  • So, how is one to move all this stuff around a site should they not want to remain stationary? Use a hand truck, of course. I’m setting up the coolest, most functional hand truck, to move the webcam gear. It no longer looks anything like the picture.

Motion Computing is to receive my tablet PC Friday, 11/6. It is the lynch-pin  for this setup. I’m confident the repair cost will be reasonable and the it will work as well as the laptop I used for testing.

Hey, I just wanted to whet you appetite for what’s to come. Next up, pictures and brief comments. Subsequent to that, details about different sub-systems of this setup. I think you will really be amazed with what I have done and how it works.

Thanks!

Jim

Author: jalexartis

Avid cyclist, who loves photography, technology, blogging & cooking...

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