Starlapse, Canon LP-E6 Battery Adapter Testing & Lens Heater Shakedown…

We, after yesterdays little project of putting a battery adapter together for the DSLR  and being presented with a night of clear skies it would have been rude not to venture out and put some kit to the test… Armed with my Canon 60D, Canon 24-105L, Battery adapter, Lens Heater (Pt 1, Pt 2 &…

Canon LP-E6 Battery Power Adapter for timelapses…

The curse of the longer timelapse is battery power! Buying an expensive battery grip or external power pack is an option… So as a little project I thought i would set out to make my own… I have a small stack of Turnigy 3S 2200mah Li-Po’s from model aircraft, so one or two of these…

Does my drone battery need to be on 100% before i fly?! A myth or reality…

One thing that pops up from time to time is the fact that you need to have your drone battery fully charged on 100% before you consider taking a flight with that pack… But is this really the case?! Are battery really single use?! Fly once then swap for another ‘just in case’…. Using my…

Lens Heater Project – Part 3… Enclosure and testing…

Well, the Lens Heater project has undergone some changes… I didn’t have any intentions of putting it in an enclosure of any kind while testing, but i spotted some empty motor cases on the shelf and couldn’t resist, I epoxied 2 of them together and cut a hole through for the battery cables, in the…

DJI Inspire One Battery Revival…

As i am sure you are aware batteries for the DJI Inspire One do not come cheap (£135.78 at time of writing this in the UK, $170USD), so imagine my annoyance when after a period of storage one of my TB47’s with only 6 cycles displayed a low voltage balance on one cell and refused…

Lens Heater Project – Part 2… – Ready For Testing…

Well, i’ve found a bit more time today to get the lens heater to a stage ready for testing. unfortunately i did fry an Arduino nano and Dallas DS18B20 temperature sensor in the process but it’s all sorted now and ready for test… Firstly i got the component soldered to a board, trying to keep…

Motion Control Project – Part One…

It’s winter here in the UK, so electronics projects are a good way to pass the time when the sky is crying… The plan here is for a full 3-Axis motion control project again powered by an Arduino… I’ll start with a single axis and work my way up from there… This i want from…

Lens Heater Project – Part One…

Living in the UK, humidity and cold is as common as red phone boxes (not actually that common anymore) and a nice cup of tea, unfortunately this has it’s downsides in that when out in the cold it is not uncommon for dew to form on the front element of your camera lens causing fogging…

Welcome… Who am I & Whats it about…

Hi, my name is Paul, i’m 37 years old at time of writing this and live just north of London in the UK…

I am lucky enough to own a DJI Inspire one and a Canon DSLR, I also am able to code basic projects on Arduino and in other languages but they are always a work in progress…