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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:18 am

Today after some undue scrutiny from customs, was finally able to take home a package from our benevolent sponsors, care of Mike and Pete :)

Aside from their beautifully made AR-15 pistol grip ignitor, more synthetic offcuts than you can wave a stick at and a snapped 1/2" ball mill (?!), the box contained a long term project, an armoured housing for my Casio Exilim conceived around the time when I purchased it.

It's a minor miracle I haven't damaged the camera in the meantime but this was definitely worth waiting for, nice and solid with a thick lexan plate that should absorb any shrapnel or ricochets with ease. It needs an end plate to offer complete protection (one up for the to do list :)) but is adequate for most jobs as it is - expect a lot braver and closeup target shots from now on, I hope that nicely done anodizing will last :D

Cheers guys, made my day :)

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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:23 am

Nice stuff. Absolutely beautiful work!

One comment though perhaps a bit late in coming....

At the office we just use mirrors for our cameras.

1) Put camera behind something big, strong, and heavy.
2) Set up a mirror so that camera can see around the corner.
3) Worst case scenario... We have to replace a $2 mirror.
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Unread postAuthor: wyz2285 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:30 am

At the office we just use mirrors for our cameras.

1) Put camera behind something big, strong, and heavy.
2) Set up a mirror so that camera can see around the corner.
3) Worst case scenario... We have to replace a $2 mirror.

:lol: :lol: good idea maybe next time I put my video camera like that
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:08 pm

D_Hall wrote:At the office we just use mirrors for our cameras.

1) Put camera behind something big, strong, and heavy.
2) Set up a mirror so that camera can see around the corner.
3) Worst case scenario... We have to replace a $2 mirror.


Good point, but the years of bad luck I would have accrued by now :roll:

I suppose mirrors are also how they achieve this sort of thing:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7FMki6dlKg[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: al-xg » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:17 pm

Thisis what I'd love to build.
Making the following picture possible:
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I'll probbably just start with a simpler less expensive/lethal project.
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Unread postAuthor: wyz2285 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:24 pm

looks too complicated to build for me, but amazing results :shock:
do they sell that?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:24 pm

al-xg wrote:Thisis what I'd love to build.


:shock:

This is f.... DO WANT!
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Unread postAuthor: al-xg » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:07 pm

Not the airgap flash (he has plans and parts lists though, still a bit scary with that 35kV and all), but you can buy his camera axe circuit.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:16 pm

This is f.... DO WANT!
all you need is an arduino and a few parts :D
if you wish you can evan add a few 3 way valves to it to make it even MOAR awesome
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:27 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:I suppose mirrors are also how they achieve this sort of thing:

Yup. It's a lot easier to spin a small mirror than it is to spin a whole stinkin' camera.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:16 pm

D_Hall wrote:Yup. It's a lot easier to spin a small mirror than it is to spin a whole stinkin' camera.


Quite a bit of timing precision needed though.

The best I ever achieved was this completely by accident, the camera dislodged and appears to be following the target shadow...

Can't wait for the weekend to have the time and daylight to try this out!
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Unread postAuthor: USGF » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:25 pm

Mirror or not, I'd protect my camera anyway. It's the large fire balls that get you every time... :oops:

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Unread postAuthor: streetfire » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:39 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
D_Hall wrote:At the office we just use mirrors for our cameras.

1) Put camera behind something big, strong, and heavy.
2) Set up a mirror so that camera can see around the corner.
3) Worst case scenario... We have to replace a $2 mirror.


Good point, but the years of bad luck I would have accrued by now :roll:

I suppose mirrors are also how they achieve this sort of thing:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7FMki6dlKg[/youtube]

always wondered how a smooth bore tank was soo accurate maybe make some fin stabilised ammo myself if my parents let me :(
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:13 pm

streetfire wrote:always wondered how a smooth bore tank was soo accurate maybe make some fin stabilised ammo myself if my parents let me :(


That's actually a rocket powered and guided round, I believe it was the X-Rod program that's now being developed under a new name, MRM-KE or something of the sort.

Smooth bore tank ammo is soo accurate because it's very carefully made, and because a modern tank's targeting system leaves absolutely nothing to chance ;)
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:58 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Smooth bore tank ammo is soo accurate because it's very carefully made, and because a modern tank's targeting system leaves absolutely nothing to chance ;)

Indeed.

When I was in college one of my prof's had been involved with the targeting system on the M-1 Abrams. He pointed out that they even took into account the barrel bending as the vehicle/turret/etc. moved.
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