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.
Make Podcast: Weekend Projects Make A Kite Aerial … – Link.
Weekend Project Instructions – Make A Kite Aerial … – Link.
Maker Faire: Kite Aerial photography – Link.
Kite aerial photography form MAKE 01… – Link.
Attaching a kite aerial photography rig to the kite string – Link.
Longer timer for kite photography… – Link.
From the page of MAKE:
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.