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#1 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 10:30 AM

I need to use a clockwork (spring wound for those in the US) Eyemo 71Q as a crash cam and need to have it start shooting by remote control. Any ideas about jerry rigging an inexpensive, homemade if necessary radio controlled servo or other device to accomplish this?
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#2 Laurent Andrieux

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:17 PM

Hello Dan,

I really don't know of such a system, but is it really like you have no other way of starting it commonly ? What is the situation like ?
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#3 Eric Dinger

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:21 PM

If the eyemo run button is anything like the filmo's, you could rig something up with a hobby grade, I.E. not something you buy at a department store, radio control system. Just a use a servo to push the run button. Should cost about $50. At least in the us.
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#4 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:34 PM

Thanks Eric but can you get a bit more precise? The run button on the Eyemo takes a bit more pressure to activate than a Filmo. It would be great to see some rigs or diagrams. Anyone?
The situation is like the camera is moving and there is no way for a person to activate it when it needs to be activated in order to get the shot.
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#5 David Venhaus

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:30 PM

A standard radio controlled servo like Eric mentioned should have enough torqe to trigger an Eyemo, if not I am pretty sure they make higher torqe servos. A basic radio control set would have a battery pack, a reciever and the servo. You would just need to mount them securely and have the servo connected to the Eyemo trigger.
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#6 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 01:40 PM

I'd really like to see a rig that resembles this to get some jerry rigging inspiration. Also anyone have any suggestions for sourcing the servo and receiver?
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#7 David Venhaus

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 04:26 PM

Any hobby type store that sell remote control cars, airplanes, etc would have them.
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