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Quick weatherproof camera box.

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Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #240 on: 18 / June / 2014, 07:38:11 »
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A quick video of the big mess o' wires.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5jcgoYgfZs

What is not obvious from the video, is the construction of the "nok-duino"(tm) :P , the Arduino clone is cunningly fixed directly to the nokia display, and backlight control uses software PWM, the entire display runs from the atmel gpio, so it can be completely switched off.
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Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #241 on: 28 / July / 2014, 15:19:20 »
I finally got around to  documenting the "Sunset Timer" which I intend to use with the Quick Weatherproof Box, on Hackaday, and was surprised to find they actually did a feature on it, despite the fact that it is still a work in progress.

More details here..

http://hackaday.io/projects/hacker/1941

.. and the HAD write up here...

http://hackaday.com/2014/07/27/enjoying-the-sunrise-every-single-day/

... I did mention CHDK quite a few times  :D

Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #242 on: 28 / July / 2014, 16:55:49 »
Nice job!
Ported :   A1200    SD940   G10    Powershot N    G16

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Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #243 on: 03 / October / 2014, 12:03:47 »
Completely off topic, but if you are looking to add motion to your timelapse, Sainsbury's supermarket in the UK are doing a special offer on clockwork kitchen timers for £1.80 (was £7.00)

This video gives the basic idea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eApGSCB5Wpo

.. results should be similar to the motion seen in the early part of this video..

http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=8814.0

.. and here is the timer in question.



It has a very satisfying tick, and rings a bell when your timelapse is cooked.Oh... and it has a large magnetic base, so you can stick it to... pretty much anything made of steel.
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Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #244 on: 21 / December / 2014, 15:23:45 »
I would like to revisit the subject of lens coating. I have found out that I really need to handle rain better. Here is a test from last weekend, showing lots of rain on the lens.

Moreover, I found out that a hydrophillic coating would be even better than hydrophobic. A hydrophillic coating would spread any water evenly, which won't show in the shots. While a hydrophobic spray might reject most water from the lens, it won't reject all. The lens which will stay on the lens will show even more clearly as it will be more of a bubble due to the hydrophillic surface.

Any idea on how to get a hydrophillic coating on the filter?

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I didn't have an answer to this question at the time, but having just watched a clip on youtube, I think I might experiment with this trick to produce a hydrophobic coating on glass. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvkztAVqooc&list=UUM014DFZ7peFVrSaxnh4-Mw

The problem may be one of ensuring that there is not too much clouding on the surface of the glass.

Re: Quick weatherproof camera box.
« Reply #245 on: 21 / December / 2014, 15:33:01 »
The problem may be one of ensuring that there is not too much clouding on the surface of the glass.
I think when they say "deodorant" they actually mean "anti-perspirant".  Regardless,  if you look closely at the resulting surface on the glass, I don't think you are going to want to shoot pictures through it.
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