In this video I show a timelapse of sunset from the side of Mt Washington and talk about the settings I used on the camera and the Camera Axe.Continue Reading →
This video goes over the Flash Test Menu and finds why it hasn’t been reporting correct flash durations. The problem turned out to be the light sensor being used is not fast enough. To make this mode work reliably we’ll need a new light sensor that quickly transitions from <1V to >4V. I estimate a responce time of less then 5 us would be good for standard flashes and less than 0.1 ...Continue Reading →
In this video I talk about the new software features in the Camera Axe 5.4 beta2 software. The new features are:
* Option to select whether camera/flash1 is a camera or a flash in the valve menu
* Bulb ramping (bramping) added to the intervalometer
* New fireworks menu added to help take photos of fireworks
* New flashtest menu to measure the lag and duration of flashes and cameras
* CA ...
In this week’s video I talk about the battery life on the Camera Axe 5. With the backlight on you will get about 12 hours of use and with the backlight off you will get 24 hours of use. Then I discuss various options on how to increase the battery life.Continue Reading →
In this week’s video I talk about using a motion/distance sensor with the Camera Axe to automatically take photos of people running a race. The sensor will detect a person running past and then trigger the camera. In this video I go over the Camera Axe setting, camera Settings, and then do an example run (pun intended).
I found this use of the motion sensor to work very well. I expect it would ...Continue Reading →
In this week’s video I look into the new features in the just released Camera Axe 5.3 software. There are a lot of interesting features here.
Here’s a list of the new features:
* Added gravity menu back
* Added stacker, panorama, jog, and irRemote features (Help from Don)
* Updated LCD lib to work with Arduino 1.0
* Changed file types from *.pde to *.ino as recommended for Arduino 1.0
* Updated ...
This week’s video is the announcement that the new valve sensor is complete. This new version is now in the store and the full plans/part list are released so you could build your own.Continue Reading →
This week’s video show the current design work I’ve done for a new board that can trigger multiple flashes or multiple cameras. There will be an LCD screen and a lot of advanced features such as delaying the cameras or flashes.
Whoever gives the best suggestion or best new name for this device will get a free version of this multiflash board when it’s done. This contest ends March 31st.Continue Reading →
This video shows the new and improved valve sensor I’ve been working on for the Camera Axe. In the video I demonstrate how to setup the software to take a photo of colliding drops.
A big thanks to Dave, Ric, and Ernie for helping me test and come up with ideas on how to improve this sensor. Thanks guys!Continue Reading →
In this episode I talk a little bit about some future projects that will be coming to the Camera Axe. The four areas were:
* A new valve sensor
* A new multiflash board
* More support for the motor sensor
* A significant software changes
Please leave comments if there are other areas you’d like improved in the Camera Axe ecosystem.Continue Reading →