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Camera gantry rides on garage door tracks

Camera gantry rides on garage door tracks

For as many garage and workshop videos we feature here on Hackaday, we’re surprised we haven’t seen this sooner. [Todd] makes a bunch of videos in his garage shop, but using a tripod is a pain; he’s always tripping over his camera setup and it is just generally in the way all the time.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.11.14 at 12:39

Nikon WU-1a WiFi dongle hacking

Here’s a pretty tricky piece of consumer electronics reverse engineering. [Joe Fitz] came across the Nikon WU-1a. It’s a dongle that plugs into a Nikon D3200 camera, producing a WiFi connection which can be picked up and controlled from a smart phone.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.11.14 at 12:15

Gyrocam keeps the horizon level even when the camera isn’t

Gyrocam keeps the horizon level even when the camera isn’t

[Derek] likes to get a little bit of drivers-eye footage when racing his motorcycle, but there’s an inherent problem with mounting a camera to a moving and tilting platform.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.11.01 at 11:20

Tripod Mount Anything!

Tripod Mount Anything!

[Shawn] wrote in to tell us about his extremely simple method he used for mounting a webcam on a tripod. His article explains it better, but the basic premise is to glue a 1/4 – 20 nut onto the bottom of it.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.10.12 at 13:56

Papercraft flash reflector

Papercraft flash reflector

We never use the flash on our point-and-shoot. It has a way of washing out every image we take. But [Joey] has a different solution to the problem.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.10.10 at 18:13

How to add audio in to the Sony NEX-5 line of DSLR cameras

[Tynan] loves his Sony NEX-5 camera but he’s fed up with not being able to choose any external microphone when recording video. Recently he set out to remedy that, and managed to add an audio in jack without modify the camera itself.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.09.27 at 19:17

Binoculars as a zoom lens

Binoculars as a zoom lens

It may seem trivial at first, but the effect [Dan] gets when using binoculars as a telephoto lens is surprising. The images are well in focus with great colors.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.09.11 at 18:46

Taking moving time-lapse images over days at a time

It’s neat to watch these lilies open and close during the time-lapse movie. But what makes it even better is to see the camera slowly move during the time-lapse event.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.09.01 at 03:48

Party photo printer built around a Raspberry Pi

We think [Brian Delacruz] latched on to a good idea with this photo printer project. Instead of building a big photo booth for his party he developed a Raspberry Pi based WiFi photo printer.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.08.30 at 06:02

Camera dollies hacked together by stop motion filmmakers

A little bit of technology goes a long way when it comes to stop motion animation. In this case it’s a trio of simple camera dollies built during production of a short film called The Maker.

Via Hack a Day | Posted on 2012.08.29 at 16:55


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