Awesome DIY Cam Hack

Dec 11th, 2007 | By | Category: General, Video

Cheap digital cameras are making it possible to do new things with video, and to experiment with cameras in ways that weren’t previously possible.

On the slopes near Park City, Utah, Anthony Godoy, of Twenty20, and Graham Watanabe, of the U.S. Snowboard Team, invented and tested the “Granthony Cam.” The Granthony Cam mechanism enabled the very lightweight VholdR digital camera to freely circle around Watanabe as he moved down the slope, yielding a surreal, 360-degree, “Surround-Me” view of the action:

The Granthony Cam is macgyvered of a skateboard wheel, some PVC pipe, a driveway marker, some screws, a bolt, some washers and some nuts and Gorilla Tape.

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