Hacking a digital camera's trigger circuit with a LMC555 timer circuit set to take a picture continuously every 10 seconds.
LMC555 timer circuit design.
Finished camera with timer circuit soldered in place.
All wrapped up and ready to go
1ST Test flight: 30 helium latex balloons = lift off!!!
Sending camera to take pictures of the Mason Hall. Winds kept blowing the balloons down.
Up you go!
"Houston we have a problem"
Mason Hall. Winds kept shaking the camera making pictures blurry.
Mason Hall roof close up, before crashing onto it.
2ND Test Flight:
8 x 18in. Mylar balloons, they are more robust and durable.
Me with the balloons & camera.
200 feet high!
Oh no! Too close!
Stuck on a chimney on the roof of CSEB building.
CSEB building entrance.
Underground parking lot air vent.
Stuck on a tree.
I can see you.
Helpful bystander trying to help me get the balloons from the tree.
3RD Test flight: More balloons!
See you up there!
DISASTER: Stuck on a tree for 3 days w/ rain :( We were praying to get the pictures safe
Matt and his BB gun trying to shoot down the balloons on the tree
Hopkins security guard w/ BB gun trying to shoot down the balloons
After the BB gun failed, the Facilities Managment lend us a lift from the Paint Shop to recover the balloons on the tree
A BIG THANK YOU to the guys at Facilities and the Paint Shop!
Recovered balloons!!! The camera and memory still work! after the rain and all!
Google Earth still shows the old parking lot
Step 1: Aligning the blueprint of the Decker Quad onto the satellite image
Step 2: Aligning the aerial shots to the blue print
Step 3: Blending photos and filling up missing areas with Photoshop
Final composite of the Decker Quadrangle, the final 3D model is here http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=f19f7c12ac017263742d2a5c804fa51a&prevstart=0