Got an OWLE Bubo on order???

This is a video that you’ll want to watch. If you have [or may get an iPhone], you may want an OWLE. I did…

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For those who really like numbers…

View the initial spreadsheet and all updates.

Should we have a "Name that Buggy" Contest?

I think "buggy" is what it is…

Here is what I have so far:

  • CEBRW [Cycling Experiences… Blog Robotic WebCam]
  • SCEPTER Transport Platform [SCEPTER stands for Single-purpose, Cycling Experiences, Pan & Tilt, Event Recorder]

Have a name of your own to suggest, then please a make a comment here. If I have several entries, I setup a poll to determine the favorite name. It is good to have an acronyms that can be pronounced and that’s not a derogatory term. I feel my activity is as much yours as mine personally. I blog, I share. Thanks! –jim

When you gotta’ roll at 0’dark-thirty

CRW_0882.CRWI‘ m sure some of you know what that means. For Maria Parkers 06:30 a.m. start, I arrived on site about 4:45 a.m. Of course, it was dark and remained so until about 7:00 a.m. I had a flash light, but could have used more, particularly to type. Lesson learned, when you setup & break down in darkness, have adequate lighting.

As I conceived my WebCam, I included be seen lighting and well foot-path lighting and lights to aid in setting up the unit. BTW, Drew has given the "unit"  [which I called a buggy] a name. He calls it SCEPTER Transport Platform. SCEPTER stands for Single-purpose, Cycling Experiences, Pan & Tilt, Event Recorder. I had pinned CEBRW for Cycling Experiences… Blog Robotic WebCam. Anyway, back to lighting.

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Key to my ability to work in the dark is the light you see on the tripod. It is a BarFlex Magnetic Pivoting Light by Stanley [strange—I cannot locate it at Stanley].  It has 6 hours of runtime and works well for the purpose for which I bought it. There will be more on lighting as I describe the systems and components. This will be over the next several weeks.

We see the [what’s its name] is ready, even when site arrival/departure is in the dark.

See larger images in my flickr photostream or WebCam Set.