Saturday, May 27, 2017

KAP time!

Finally made a Picavet camera rig for my rok. It generally pointed the camera in the right direction, so I mark it a success.
Here we are up on a glade at Lake of the Ozarks State Park:


Wind was squirrely. Had to run through a rock field to get some height. Probably not the best idea, in hindsight. Here I am not killing myself:


And then it started to rain a li'l bit...


But, not bad for a first go.
Here's what the Picavet cross looks like. It more or less keeps the camera level and pointed in one direction. I'm using my friend's Hero2:



Got some fishing tackle to clip it to the line. This is a continuous line of spectra on the cross to limit friction. I have it cinched with rubber bands (pink) under the swivels to limit side-to-side tilt.



Just plywood and eyelets -- and a bolt.



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sewing awl

Working on a simple li'l sewing awl design for fun. First one turned out pretty well.



Next to my trusty C.A. Myers.