PROJECTS: R/C POLE PHOTOGRAPH Y
HOW’S THE WEATHER UP THERE?
The Sky Eye design will work with most digital cameras. If you choose, you can make your shooting sessions
It doesn’t require you to remove the cover of your cam- more efficient by attaching a wireless video camera to
era or rewire or solder any circuitry. Instead, it employs the camera mount. Acting as a remote viewfinder, the
one of the most useful devices in the maker’s arsenal of video camera allows you to frame your shots from the
cool tools: the radio-controlled servomotor. By building a ground.
lightweight, sturdy mounting frame, attaching your cam- It’s important to remember you’re making a one-of-a-era, and affixing a pair of servos, you can inexpensively kind tool based on the materials available to you and
shoot photographs that others have paid hundreds if not the camera you already own. So, you’ll need to impro-thousands of dollars to capture. vise and work out some of the details for yourself.
BUILD A SKY-HIGH EYE
Optional video camera
Radio control receiver
Painter's pole and
Illustration by Nik Schulz
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