Double video cameras

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by BentMikey, 30 Oct 2007.

  1. OP

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    I'm a bit worried about the battery time of your setup Magnatom. I reckon I need about 3 hours really.
  2. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    It's funny you should mention that. There is a version of the microprocessor board that I use that is designed to be sewn into clothing...


    It can even be washed!
  3. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Thinking about it, a chip is just a load of components linked by wires (in very basic terms). So you could theorectically knit the wire runs into a garment, allowing the cable to run across and through the fabric, and have them connect to the components, a bit like beads sewn on. Obviously, it wouldn't be 'micro' at all... Would be a fun and silly project. If only I knew sod all about microchips...
  4. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Brilliant! You could wire up one of your woolly animals with the ultrasound sensors. Drivers would just think we were being cute, having a woolly animal on the bike. In fact we would be lulling them into a false sense of security, testing how close they were getting. They wouldn't suspect a thing.....mhwaaa ha ha ha ha! :blush:
  5. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    The double camera gives an amazing outlook on the situations as they occur. If only I had the money... lol!
  6. magnatom

    magnatom Guest


    I was just thinking about your suggestion of the lasers pointing sideways. You'd have to be very careful how you did that, because you could probably get done for shining lasers at drivers causing a distraction.

    Keep us informed of your progress with the ultrasound sensor. I would be really keen to give this a go myself!
  7. mcd

    mcd Well-Known Member

    I'm interested in the Archos setup too.

    Is the 405's storage of 2GB + whatever SD card is in the slot enough? It seems small compared with the 404's 30GB disk. It could be possible that the limiting factor is battery life - does anyone know how the battery life of the 405 would compare with a similar-ish device (e.g the 404 or 605) with a hard disk?
  8. mcd

    mcd Well-Known Member

    Excellent - resentful people could sew one on between the top of a sleeve and the collar! :blush:
  9. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    'The root cause appears to have been the front camera coming off its
    mounting (which had been somewhat loose and on subsequent inspection
    turns out to have had a crack). The camera seems to have fallen into
    the front wheel.'

    tee hee
  10. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    South Norfolk
    I've just come across this thread - a thought immediately came to mind of a story last year discussed on C+: the distance sensor thing was used in research by Dr Ian Walker to see if there was a relationship between the closeness and perception of who was riding....
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