TPB #93 – Power Usage by Camera Axe 5 and Sensors

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This episode measures the power usage of the Camera Axe in various modes and the power usage of the different sensors. The take away is typical use of the Camera Axe should let it last 3-6 days. Watch the video or see the spreadsheet below for more details.

* Power Usage Data
* www.CameraAxe.com

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TPB #92 – Turning on the Camera Axe Remotely

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In this video I show how to use “Startup Mode” in the general settings menu to turn on the Camera Axe with the USB port. This allows external timers and even wifi outlets which can control the Camera Axe over the internet.

www.CameraAxe.com
Wifi Outlets on Amazon

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TPB #91 – Bullets Colliding with Water Droplets

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The holy grail of high speed photography. A shot of mythical technical expertise where a pellet pierces a water droplet in midair. Here I demystify this incredible shot and give the complete details on how anyone with a Camera Axe can recreate this amazing shot!

Here is the Camera Axe software I used in the video.

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TPB #89 – Help Design the Best Lightning Photo Tools

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This video shows a work in progress of some great software that Dan and PTB have been working on to improve the ability of the Camera Axe to photograph lightning. While the Camera Axe was already pretty good at photographing lightning this makes a number of significant improvements to that software. I encourage others to join the forum thread below and help design the best possible software update to photograph lightning. Some ...

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TPB 87 – High Speed Photography Overview

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This is a 50 minute long video about high speed photography. I start with a history. Then go into an explanation of how it works and with a list of the useful equipment. It ends with a number of case studies showing how you can take many different types of these exciting photos.

If the video is longer than you want to watch at least check out the slides. You can get ...

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TPB #85 – Using Long Cables with the Camera Axe

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Will 100+ feet of cable work with the Camera Axe with sensors and triggering Cameras/Flashes? Yup.

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TPB #84 – Weather Proof Motion Sensor

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I show how to make a weather proof motion sensor for the Camera Axe. Most of the video is about how the case is made, but I also touch on the fact that this sensor is more accurate than the standard Camera Axe motion sensor because it uses I2C instead of analog values to report distance.

Schematic

Code (5.5 or newer an you must enable max sonar menu)

Part List:
* Sonar
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TPB #83 – Improved Laser Trigger

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I show how to use a few dollars in parts from your local hardware store to improve a laser trigger on the Camera Axe. I basically use some PVC parts to create mounts for the laser and light sensors. This makes them weather proof, easy to mount on a tripod, and easier to align due to a diffuser in front of the light sensor. http://www.cameraaxe.com

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TPB #81 – Focusing Tips for Liquid Droplets

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A few tips and tricks I use to get the focusing correct for liquid droplet photography. The main tips suggested are using live view, a focus chart, and a focus rod to align droplets.

* Focus Chart
* Camera Axe

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TPB #79 – Colliding Different Colored Drops

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This video shows how to use two valve sensors with the Camera Axe to collide different colored droplets. In my searching few people have accomplished this advanced droplet technique. This video takes you step by step through the process of capturing these impressive shots.

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