Vlog #27 – Building an overhead Camera Rig

Built a DIY Overhead Camera rig (Rostrum Camera Stand). It was rough and it definitely doesn’t look great. But it works… And honestly, all things considered, wasn’t horrible to make either. All we need is some decent lighting and some butcher paper (or crafting paper). A real Rostrum Camera Stand (link below) goes for $1,466.50.

Our setup consisted of:
2x 30″ 2×6 boards
1x 10″ 2×6 board
3x 30″ 1-1/4 cast iron pipes
2x cast iron 1-1/4 elbow joints
2x cast iron 1-1/4 footings
2x U-bolts
1x 3/8th bolt
nuts and washers for all the bolts
and a 20 dollar Tripod head.
Total Cost: $84

I think it’s worth it 🙂

Real Copy Stand: http://bhpho.to/2aJY2OY

Making a simple synth with a 40106 oscillator circuit

So we build a small dual oscillator synth, with a Transistor LFO!
I also go into excruciating detail on how a breadboard works…
EDIT: It’s been brought to my attention that What I call a “Reducer” is actually called a Regulator.

9V Battery Clip http://amzn.to/2nMml6X
50k and 1M Linear Potentiometer http://amzn.to/2C2OH0W
IRF 540 MOSFET Transistor http://amzn.to/2BiwKi6
3.5mm Audio Connector http://amzn.to/2C3hqmd
7805 5V Voltage Regulator http://amzn.to/2C3pl2X
0.1 uF and 1.0uF capacitor http://amzn.to/2ELngM4
40106 Hex Schmitt Trigger http://amzn.to/2Bh3LLB
Breadboard http://amzn.to/2EmdkuZ
Jumper Wires http://amzn.to/2BityTE



A brief history and build of the APC. The infamous Atari Punk Console was originally called “Sound Synthesizer” in a Radio Shack magazine printed in 1980. 25 years later it gets a new name and becomes the beloved Lofi noise synth the glitch folk love! 37 years later and we’re still using it. What an amazing little project!

Components 9V Battery Clip http://amzn.to/2nMml6X
50k and 100k Linear Potentiometers http://amzn.to/2C2OH0W
1k Resistor http://amzn.to/2BdEUIC
2x 0.1uF and 10uF Capacitor http://amzn.to/2ELngM4
2x 555 Timer Chips http://amzn.to/2BfCSru
3.5mm Audio Connector http://amzn.to/2C3hqmd
Breadboard http://amzn.to/2EmdkuZ
Jumper Wires http://amzn.to/2BityTE

What I based my Schematics on: https://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/PPI…

And, as filmguerilla found, Here is the actual Engineer’s mini Notebook from 1984 on archive: https://archive.org/details/Forrest_M…