So ever since I wanted a bike I have been a fan of 13mordeths videos on youtube. He basically vlogs while riding his motorcycle from anything as simple as the day or as complex as rider training. This inspired me to start this myself when I get my bike up and running. The way he does it is that he jams a digital camera into his noseguard and just presses record. Well I tried this, and there is no way my huge face is going to let anything in the helmet but me. The fact that I had to buy a 2x in order to even get my head in one at the store is just a little insight.
Well I went to bestbuy and noticed that they had alot of cameras on sale and some are even in HD for cheap. The flip minos and the others all seemed good, but I wanted something tiny and something shotgun shaped because you see, I had other plans for this badboy.
Step 1: Intro2
I got it home and tried to jam it inside my helmet and it worked, but barely. What I needed was a DIY solution. I needed to mount this camera outside my helmet!
Step 2: External Mic Wiring
Not even close.
I did however find a site that a user was adding an external mic to a Aiptek camera. SOB this was only available online and it was in 1080P. Besides being angry that I couldnt take it back (I destroyed the cheap packaging) with these:
Step 4: Finished
Now I could wire in a external mic inside my helmet and talk!
Mounting it on the helmet was super easy. A trip to my local radio shack and some super velcro (superlock strips) http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103343
and walla. Helmet cam!