[Space] Wireless Spycam option
sam.coniglio at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 01:54:13 UTC 2010
Ok. I was curious about the range.
I think there should be two cameras: one inside the payload box
pointing down to shoot the launch through the bottom viewport. The
other on the outside or on a side viewport of the payload box. Both
cameras need to be insulated from the cold so they keep working.
-- Samuel Coniglio
Teacher, Photographer, Designer, Space Tourism Advocate, Adventurer,
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On Jan 20, 2010, at 3:27 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>
> Consumer electronics are required by law to not interfere with
> Amateur radio frequencies. Practically, some bleed, but it's
> unlikely that it's going to be a problem.
> Getting to the bottom of the hill is convenient. The view from the
> top of the hill is stunning. Where would you choose to live?
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to>
> It could be neat to have the camera on the balloon pointed down at the
> payload and have the receiver in the payload recording the video -
> though I think that this style of spycam receiver usually wants to
> feed analog video to a TV rather than record onto media. Would a
> 2.4ghz transmitter within a few feet cause problems for APRS (in
> either direction)?
> In other news, I ordered a CHDK-compatible Canon SD400 off ebay on the
> weekend, which will hopefully arrive in working state and fit for
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Christie Dudley
> <longobord at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Unless you're planning on it talking to something else in the
> payload, I
> > think it's safe to say that the range won't be long enough. No
> > consumer-grade electronics are capable of transmitting the power
> needed to
> > reach very far.
> > We expect the only comms in and out of the payload during the
> > part of the flight to be the APRS ham radio transmitter. In
> theory, we
> > could get another radio transmitter for more in-flight data, but
> they are
> > quite expensive and it would require us to find a place for a second
> > antenna, etc...
> > It's best to just focus on capture and we'll try to keep a lock on
> > so we can retrieve it.
> > Christie
> > _______
> > Getting to the bottom of the hill is convenient. The view from the
> top of
> > the hill is stunning. Where would you choose to live?
> > On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Samuel Coniglio <sam.coniglio at gmail.com
> > wrote:
> >> I've been researching camera options (in between work, drinkbot
> >> rennovation, and writing articles).
> >> Here is a link to a wireless spycam option for the balloon. Not
> >> if the range is long enough.
> >> http://www.intelspy.com/224ghzhiwisp.html
> >> -- Samuel Coniglio
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