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Kite photos from Boston

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Randall writes –

These are pictures I took by hanging cameras from kites, a hobby I’ve played with on and off over the years. To get the camera to take pictures, I built a 555 timer circuit that, every 13 seconds, throws a relay wired to the camera’s shutter button. I used a small delta kite (larger ones on the way) and a cheap $30 digital camera with a large SD card.

Yes, the rig is still on breadboard and uses a band-aid as a structural component. Sometimes these things happen.

I’ve checked FAA regulations, and it seems that as long as the kite is under five pounds I don’t need to notify them before flights.

Kite photos from Boston – Link.

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From the page of MAKE:
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Kite Aerial Photography Puts Your Eye in the Sky. MAKE 01 – page 50. To take pictures from a kite, you need three things: a kite, a camera, and a special rig that attaches the camera to the kiteline and activates the shutter … Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition or get MAKE 01 @ the Maker store.

2 thoughts on “Kite photos from Boston

  1. Somewhere in Boston, the Bomb Squad is looking nervously into the sky… (sorry, it was obligatory, had to get that out of the way)

    Seriously though, these are really cool shots. There’s nothing wrong with using a band-aid as a structural component, just think of it as Duct Tape for people.

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