Camera Mounts & Stabilizers

Dan asked if I could help him build a series of camera mounts and stabilizers so he could capture video for paintball and canoe jousting.  We started out building a simple clamping mount for a waterproof digital camera, intended to be used on canoes to get shots of the paddlers, and of the boats capsizing.  ...

Making Chips

Now that the machine is here, I decided to do a small project to start my way up the learning curve.  For a while I’ve been planning to build a camera mount for our rallycross car so that we can capture some footage of our events.  I happened to spy a neat design on  someone’s ...

The Eagle Has Landed 2

The machine arrived at the Manchester Airport UPS Freight terminal in the wee hours of the morning, and I arranged to have it held so we could pick it up.  Dave graciously offered his expert “moving-heavy-stuff” services as well as his truck.  We drove up and picked up the machine without a hitch – they ...

Caught the CNC Bug 3

I’ve always been fascinated by CNC machines.  They fall pretty squarely in the middle of my interests: computers, electronics, mechanical widgets, and makin’ stuff. I was inspired a few years back when I saw a colleague’s home-brew CNC conversion in his basement.  I had idle thoughts of doing such a thing myself someday, but the ...