This is another little project from Pimoroni. This ones really simple, its just a Pi Zero W with a tiny camera housed within a cute octopus frame. The octopus has tentacles (suction cups) so that you can attach it to a window.
With the Octocam kit I also received a PI 3 which I will be using with the Google AIY project that came with the latest edition of the Mag Pi magazine but I will save that for another post. There was also a neat little coaster in the parcel.
In this video i am testing a new miniture camera on my Heng Long Panzer IV. The quality is not great as its indoors and in low lighting. The camera comes with about 4 ways of attaching it to things but I just used blutack. Am certainly going to get the HD version of this camera.
I have had this idea for a while now but have had to wait till I got a helicopter with a decent fuselage to attach a camera pod to. Most reasonably priced helicopters that come with a camera are not very good so I have always wanted a mod a camera onto a decent single rotor one.
I recently brought the Hubsan Lynx single rotor that has a nice amount of flat space to attach an adhesive strip to.
This is a really simple mod. All you need is some picture hanging strips and a spy camera.
There is a large selection of spy cameras on Amazon and I brought a few different types to mess around with. The one that I decided to use with this mod fits the hanging strip nicely so I chose that one.
All you need to do is attach one strip to the camera…
…and the other to the underbelly of the helicopter.
The camera sticks really well and I am sure it will hold just fine.
The only problem I see so far is that the camera protrudes the landing gear so taking off could be tricky.
That’s all for now. Will hopefully test it at the weekend.