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: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1714585446/chronos-14-high-speed-camera

Chronos camera review on EEVBlog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxYxTqALycM

Teknic servo motor: https://www.teknic.com/products/clearpath-brushless-dc-servo-motors/

Wireless shutter release: https://www.amazon.com/TW-283-N3-Wireless-Shutter-Release/dp/B016W3KFA8

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: http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?keywords=MT4153-ND

Xtal oscillator: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/cts-frequency-controls/MXO45-3C-1M0000/CTX775-ND/1801890

MP3 player: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Black-Mini-Remote-Control-USB-SD-FM-MP3-Audio-Player-Module-DC5V-12V-DIY-/162193192705

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A refrigerator that works by stretching rubber bands


Handheld CNC router: https://shapertools.com/

Rubber band thermodynamics: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_band#Thermodynamics
Rubber band bicycle wheel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBXL93984cQ


Thermal camera in this video:  Opgal Therm-App 25Hz: http://www.therm-app.com/ 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.

http://www.americanthermoform.com/  - Source of the paper used in this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fIg4rI4cDw - Video about the U Michigan group


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Handheld CNC router repairs old CNC machine

I show how to use a handheld CNC router, the Shaper Origin, to make aluminum parts for my CNC mill.

http://www.shapertools.com