From the "sparrow"
cradle, I wished to simplify the fabrication, whilst preserving
its characteristics. The target was to have at disposal
a model with very easy construction by a group, for a
kap workshop, or by a beginner, alone at home. It is
precisely after a kap workshop with Planete-Sciences in
Rennes that I felt the need for such a rig. Moreover, its
cost is really low!
It suits to
any P&S camera; it is designed to hold 500g.
allows to set manually any orientation and any frame of
With electrical shutter release,
this rig is a good tool. On the picture, the release system
is a "wireless gate bell" modified, range 150
to 200m (cost 7 euros).
The emitter is the small white
box on the right side.
The rig weights 120g with this
radio shutter release receiver .
380g with Olympus Infinity, and
36 exposure film.
330g with Olympus µ2 or Epic,
and 36 exposure film.
My hint is to add a mini video camera and a video
transmitter. For 150g more, it is then a very efficient
Such a rig will
provide better results than a more sophisticated rig, with
all the remote control orientations, but without video feedback.
Its construction will also be much more easy.
On the hereunder
pictures, the rig is equipped with a receiver RC 41MHz A with a shutter
release RC switch D of rc-flysoft.com.
A mini video camera cmos C and a mini video transmitter E let to check the
framing. The whole is fed with a Li-Ion 900mAh, 12V battery
voltage regulator L7806 F provides 6V for the RC receiver.
This rig under
way with the camera weights less than 450g.