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Photo Rig

To take aerial photos, you need to attach your camera to a balloon, kite, pole, or whatever! Try the "standard" rubber band rig, the venerable soda bottle rig, or the juice jug rig.

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Redstone Rig 2.0

by cfastie 2 months ago | 3 | 145 | 1

Three and a half years ago I posted [a research note](https://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/03-27-2...

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A sweet way to attach a camera to a kite or balloon line

by cfastie 3 months ago | 2 | 278 | 2

Above: All you need to make a good camera rig for aerial photography. This is a really easy wa...

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Rubber band and PET bottle camera rig

by mathew 7 months ago | 2 | 138 | 4

This activity replaces the PET Bottle Rig wiki page. The P...

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Build a juice bottle-based rig to carry two cameras

by warren 7 months ago | 0 | 89 | 1

This (old) guide shows how to make a protective case large enough for [two synchronized cameras](...

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Add GPS logging to a Saturn V Rig

by cfastie 8 months ago | 1 | 137 | 2

The Adafruit Ultimate GPS breakout board was [reasonably easy to get working][1] in no small part...

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Reconfigurable Rig Pole Configuration and GitHub Repository

by ranon about 1 year ago | 11 | 1,171 | 2

The most recent configuration for the Reconfigurable Rig is the portrait pole configuration. I...

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Reconfigurable Rig Version 1 Assembly Guide

by ranon about 1 year ago | 3 | 806 | 5

The first version of the Reconfigurable Rig is now complete and shipped to testers. This is a se...

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Flight report: Aerobee Rig panoramas and pratfalls

by mathew about 1 year ago | 4 | 518 | 4

Last week I got a chance to test out an old favorite of mine-- flying off wind with asymmetrical ...

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Flight Report

by ranon about 1 year ago | 5 | 1,123 | 4

We started off by using a pole mapping kit to photograph all of the kite and balloon gear we b...

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Friction Stoppers

by ranon about 1 year ago | 6 | 664 | 2

In developing the reconfigurable rig and tilt mechanism, a few instances have arisen where fric...

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Hand Assembled Pendulums

by ranon about 1 year ago | 0 | 520 | 2

[![Pendulum_with_rig.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/947/large/Pendulum_wi...

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Outlining needed kite tutorials

by mathew about 1 year ago | 7 | 776 | 2

photo: @stevie Kites are one of the least expensive and most reliable ways to get aerial photo...

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Electronics-Free Automated Pan Mechanisms

by ranon about 1 year ago | 0 | 520 | 1

The silly putty pan mechanism, originally developed by Simon Harbord, uses a twisted rubber ba...

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Reconfigurable Rig

by ranon about 1 year ago | 0 | 559 | 2

[![Tilt_Mechanism_(v3_recovered).png](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/894/lar...

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Making the aluminum frame of an aerial camera rig (video)

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 7 | 593 | 3

Making the aluminum frame of the [Aerobee Rig](https://publiclab.org/notes/cfastie/07-05-2016/the...

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The Aerobee Rig

by cfastie about 1 year ago | 5 | 730 | 1

The Aerobee Rig is a departure for KAPtery camera rigs because it's frame is not 3D printed. Ther...

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ideal mechanisms & silly putty camera rig

by mathew about 1 year ago | 2 | 599 | 1

@Ranon is working on a [silly putty and rubber band powered automatic pan and tilt rigging for c...

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Aerial Photography Rigging Needs

by mathew about 1 year ago | 0 | 563 | 0

I want to assess our community's aerial photography rig needs for kite, balloon, and pole mapping...

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Square Plastic Rod KAP Rig

by ranon about 1 year ago | 0 | 603 | 1

[![Square_Tubing_Rig_Sketch.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/789/large/Squa...

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Plastic Tubing Oblique KAP Rig

by ranon about 1 year ago | 0 | 576 | 1

[![Materials_Construction_Sketch.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/729/lar...

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Ball Joint KAP Rigs

by ranon about 1 year ago | 0 | 512 | 2

The ball joint camera mount offers a minimalistic and effective solution to getting fixed angl...

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Silly Putty KAP Rig

by ranon over 1 year ago | 4 | 707 | 2

[![8429723453_4a9693d427_z.jpg](//i.publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/016/606/large/84297...

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Jim Day's Picavet rigging on my Saturn V

by mathew over 1 year ago | 0 | 730 | 1

I'm a big fan of my Kaptery Saturn V rig. and have rec...

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Kaptery Rig Remodel

by ranon over 1 year ago | 5 | 691 | 2

Hi! My name is Ranon and I am an Autodesk intern here at Public Lab's Portland location fo...

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Soaring Riffle

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 2 | 1,258 | 4

Above: Is a flying Riffle a Fliffle? It might look like somebody strapped things on to a KAP...

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oblique rig for gopro

by liz over 1 year ago | 1 | 876 | 2

I'm sharing one of Eymund's oblique rigs, this one takes advantage of the unique shape of a 52 fl...

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The JerkPan

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 5 | 980 | 3

*Above: A 360° panorama stitched from 40 photos taken by a KAP rig with no motors or electronics....

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quick and dirty lanyard attachment for mobius camera

by tonyc over 1 year ago | 2 | 1,229 | 1

provide a failsafe attachment to a mobius camera for aerial photography applications One des...

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KAP rig impasse

by cfastie over 1 year ago | 3 | 1,494 | 3

*Above: A sketch (left) inspired by Pat's comment on Tony's Note and a rig inspired by the sketch...

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"Judo Rig" for aerial photography

by tonyc almost 2 years ago | 5 | 1,649 | 2

Not break my camera when it crashes to earth, especially on a rough landing from a kite mission....

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