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  • DIY Music Synchronized Traffic Light | Colvins.ca
    worked great and was what I used in the final light I fabricated the light using sheet metal in the auto body shop in my school I started by downloading a 3d model of a traffic light and scaling it to about 1 2 using the popular Google Sketchup I traced the measurements onto a Bristol board template Unfortunately I no longer have these templates and files as I did this sometime last year I traced the Bristol board template onto sheets of steel I bent the pieces using a brake and spot welded them together Next I spot welded each of the three lights together and MIG welded some caps onto the openings that I did not want to be seen I primed it in the school s spray booth then waited 15 minutes while the spray booth baked the primer at 150 degrees Fahrenheit Once the primer was dry I gave it about 3 coats of yellow Tremclad paint This gave it a great finish I left it to dry overnight and was then ready to install the electronics Once my paint had dried I needed to figure out a way to make the lights have color when they were off but light up from the LEDs I had originally thought about using theatrical lighting gels but they were too dark and ate up too much of my light So I decided to have a light pattern printed in red green and yellow at Staples on overhead transparencies It looked great and only cost 6 Next I had to mount the LEDs inside the light To do this I attached them to a long skinny piece of wood and hung it from the removable top The wood is attached to the top using a screw and some glue I made a wooden bracket to hold the electronics inside the light and cut holes for the ports in the top With all of the electronics assembled all that was left to do was to put it all together and test it When I tested it for the first time I found that the green light leaked into all of the other colors which reduced the effect This was easily fixed by making a cardboard divider In the end it all worked fine I am very impressed at how well it turned out Here is a video of it in action httpv www youtube com watch v jtpZ0L81oBo This entry was posted in Featured Projects Bookmark the permalink 5 thoughts on DIY Music Synchronized Traffic Light Kemal says December 31 2010 at 4 12 pm Good job But the music should ve been Rick Astley or too 2008 Reply adam says January 7 2011 at 2 24 am hey love the idea I have an actual stop light and I was looking for something cool to do with it Anyway you could make a tutorial or something on how to do this I would just need to info for the

    Original URL path: http://colvins.ca/diy-music-synchronized-traffic-light/?replytocom=103 (2014-10-09)
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  • DIY Music Synchronized Traffic Light | Colvins.ca
    worked great and was what I used in the final light I fabricated the light using sheet metal in the auto body shop in my school I started by downloading a 3d model of a traffic light and scaling it to about 1 2 using the popular Google Sketchup I traced the measurements onto a Bristol board template Unfortunately I no longer have these templates and files as I did this sometime last year I traced the Bristol board template onto sheets of steel I bent the pieces using a brake and spot welded them together Next I spot welded each of the three lights together and MIG welded some caps onto the openings that I did not want to be seen I primed it in the school s spray booth then waited 15 minutes while the spray booth baked the primer at 150 degrees Fahrenheit Once the primer was dry I gave it about 3 coats of yellow Tremclad paint This gave it a great finish I left it to dry overnight and was then ready to install the electronics Once my paint had dried I needed to figure out a way to make the lights have color when they were off but light up from the LEDs I had originally thought about using theatrical lighting gels but they were too dark and ate up too much of my light So I decided to have a light pattern printed in red green and yellow at Staples on overhead transparencies It looked great and only cost 6 Next I had to mount the LEDs inside the light To do this I attached them to a long skinny piece of wood and hung it from the removable top The wood is attached to the top using a screw and some glue I made a wooden bracket to hold the electronics inside the light and cut holes for the ports in the top With all of the electronics assembled all that was left to do was to put it all together and test it When I tested it for the first time I found that the green light leaked into all of the other colors which reduced the effect This was easily fixed by making a cardboard divider In the end it all worked fine I am very impressed at how well it turned out Here is a video of it in action httpv www youtube com watch v jtpZ0L81oBo This entry was posted in Featured Projects Bookmark the permalink 5 thoughts on DIY Music Synchronized Traffic Light Kemal says December 31 2010 at 4 12 pm Good job But the music should ve been Rick Astley or too 2008 Reply adam says January 7 2011 at 2 24 am hey love the idea I have an actual stop light and I was looking for something cool to do with it Anyway you could make a tutorial or something on how to do this I would just need to info for the

    Original URL path: http://colvins.ca/diy-music-synchronized-traffic-light/?replytocom=104 (2014-10-09)
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  • DIY Cable Cam | Colvins.ca
    other rope will control the movement of the camera along the support rope using gravity to move it out and tension on the rope to pull it back Or use a closed loop to move it back and forth if that makes more sense I would also suggest using servos on the camera mount connected to an Arduino or other micro controller to control the pan and tilt and maybe the zoom For the zoom there s multiple ways to do this if the lens has to be manually turned connect a servo or stepper motor to an elastic band wrapped around the lens barrel to turn it If it s already motorized you could crack the camera open and either wire in a relay control for the T W buttons or even control the motor directly from the Arduino Or even just have solenoids that push the T W buttons without modifying the camera itself This whole system could be done using JeeNodes Arduino clones with a built in RF serial link This way you could have one to control winches for the two ropes and another mounted on the camera carriage to control pan tilt zoom a solenoid to press the record button and maybe even LED lighting and or external microphone direction With this system you could have the whole rig controlled by a computer say you re making a movie and you think you re going to want to do the same shot multiple times or for multiple takes you could program the rig to take the shot you like save the programming and run the same shot as many times as you want If you like the way the shot came out but would like to modify it just slightly just change one or two

    Original URL path: http://colvins.ca/diy-cable-cam/?replytocom=95 (2014-10-09)
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  • DIY Cable Cam | Colvins.ca
    other rope will control the movement of the camera along the support rope using gravity to move it out and tension on the rope to pull it back Or use a closed loop to move it back and forth if that makes more sense I would also suggest using servos on the camera mount connected to an Arduino or other micro controller to control the pan and tilt and maybe the zoom For the zoom there s multiple ways to do this if the lens has to be manually turned connect a servo or stepper motor to an elastic band wrapped around the lens barrel to turn it If it s already motorized you could crack the camera open and either wire in a relay control for the T W buttons or even control the motor directly from the Arduino Or even just have solenoids that push the T W buttons without modifying the camera itself This whole system could be done using JeeNodes Arduino clones with a built in RF serial link This way you could have one to control winches for the two ropes and another mounted on the camera carriage to control pan tilt zoom a solenoid to press the record button and maybe even LED lighting and or external microphone direction With this system you could have the whole rig controlled by a computer say you re making a movie and you think you re going to want to do the same shot multiple times or for multiple takes you could program the rig to take the shot you like save the programming and run the same shot as many times as you want If you like the way the shot came out but would like to modify it just slightly just change one or two

    Original URL path: http://colvins.ca/diy-cable-cam/?replytocom=96 (2014-10-09)
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  • DIY Cable Cam | Colvins.ca
    other rope will control the movement of the camera along the support rope using gravity to move it out and tension on the rope to pull it back Or use a closed loop to move it back and forth if that makes more sense I would also suggest using servos on the camera mount connected to an Arduino or other micro controller to control the pan and tilt and maybe the zoom For the zoom there s multiple ways to do this if the lens has to be manually turned connect a servo or stepper motor to an elastic band wrapped around the lens barrel to turn it If it s already motorized you could crack the camera open and either wire in a relay control for the T W buttons or even control the motor directly from the Arduino Or even just have solenoids that push the T W buttons without modifying the camera itself This whole system could be done using JeeNodes Arduino clones with a built in RF serial link This way you could have one to control winches for the two ropes and another mounted on the camera carriage to control pan tilt zoom a solenoid to press the record button and maybe even LED lighting and or external microphone direction With this system you could have the whole rig controlled by a computer say you re making a movie and you think you re going to want to do the same shot multiple times or for multiple takes you could program the rig to take the shot you like save the programming and run the same shot as many times as you want If you like the way the shot came out but would like to modify it just slightly just change one or two

    Original URL path: http://colvins.ca/diy-cable-cam/?replytocom=97 (2014-10-09)
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  • DIY Cable Cam | Colvins.ca
    other rope will control the movement of the camera along the support rope using gravity to move it out and tension on the rope to pull it back Or use a closed loop to move it back and forth if that makes more sense I would also suggest using servos on the camera mount connected to an Arduino or other micro controller to control the pan and tilt and maybe the zoom For the zoom there s multiple ways to do this if the lens has to be manually turned connect a servo or stepper motor to an elastic band wrapped around the lens barrel to turn it If it s already motorized you could crack the camera open and either wire in a relay control for the T W buttons or even control the motor directly from the Arduino Or even just have solenoids that push the T W buttons without modifying the camera itself This whole system could be done using JeeNodes Arduino clones with a built in RF serial link This way you could have one to control winches for the two ropes and another mounted on the camera carriage to control pan tilt zoom a solenoid to press the record button and maybe even LED lighting and or external microphone direction With this system you could have the whole rig controlled by a computer say you re making a movie and you think you re going to want to do the same shot multiple times or for multiple takes you could program the rig to take the shot you like save the programming and run the same shot as many times as you want If you like the way the shot came out but would like to modify it just slightly just change one or two

    Original URL path: http://colvins.ca/diy-cable-cam/?replytocom=98 (2014-10-09)
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  • DIY Cable Cam | Colvins.ca
    other rope will control the movement of the camera along the support rope using gravity to move it out and tension on the rope to pull it back Or use a closed loop to move it back and forth if that makes more sense I would also suggest using servos on the camera mount connected to an Arduino or other micro controller to control the pan and tilt and maybe the zoom For the zoom there s multiple ways to do this if the lens has to be manually turned connect a servo or stepper motor to an elastic band wrapped around the lens barrel to turn it If it s already motorized you could crack the camera open and either wire in a relay control for the T W buttons or even control the motor directly from the Arduino Or even just have solenoids that push the T W buttons without modifying the camera itself This whole system could be done using JeeNodes Arduino clones with a built in RF serial link This way you could have one to control winches for the two ropes and another mounted on the camera carriage to control pan tilt zoom a solenoid to press the record button and maybe even LED lighting and or external microphone direction With this system you could have the whole rig controlled by a computer say you re making a movie and you think you re going to want to do the same shot multiple times or for multiple takes you could program the rig to take the shot you like save the programming and run the same shot as many times as you want If you like the way the shot came out but would like to modify it just slightly just change one or two

    Original URL path: http://colvins.ca/diy-cable-cam/?replytocom=99 (2014-10-09)
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  • DIY Camera Crane Update. | Colvins.ca
    make it impossible for the weights to slip I am currently designing a Pan Tilt mount for the camera Let me know what you think in the comments This entry was posted in Featured Projects Bookmark the permalink One thought on DIY Camera Crane Update rafeeq says July 20 2010 at 10 01 am thanks for share this cam crane this crane is very intersted to me because last year

    Original URL path: http://colvins.ca/diy-camera-crane-update/?replytocom=93 (2014-10-09)
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