Help! Questions about virbration absorbtion for SLR bicycle mount

Hey Guys!Firstly I just stumbled upon this site while searching for answers to my build and on 1st glance it looks great! Loads of cool stuff to try..Anyway, I'm looking at building myself a camera mount for my Canon 350D to go on the front of my bike. My main issue/worry is vibration running through the bike and the mount to the camera and damaging it. I've seen loads of instructions on how to make bike mounts on here, but am still worried about the damage that could be done to my camera (my pride and joy!) if I undertake my project without dampening any vibrations from the road.I'm going to be doing timelapse/stills photos from the front of my bike around London (not the smoothest of roads!) so want to be sure I won't be damaging my camera doing it. The front of my bike has decent suspension so should take the hit of the bigger bumps but it's the smaller, higher frequency vibrations that worry me.I've searched as well as I can at 2am but can't find any of the instructions covering the topic of vibration, so I was wondering if there are any mounts or heads out there that are designed for this purpose or if anyone has built something similar with success (or lack of camera damage anyway!)As I'm doing stills work I don't mind about it being slightly 'wobbly' it's more the vibrations that worry me.I've found websites selling anti vibration materials ( so I wonder if that could be incorporated into a more general design.Thanks in advance for any tips or links! And sorry if this has already been covered but I've not found it!Ian.

Topic by flying_giraffe 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do I stablize a small laptop so I can write while traveling on a cummuter bus?

I have a one-hour commute on the city bus to work. I would like to work on my laptop, but cannot stablize it in my lap during the bumpy ride. How can I build a small portable tray that can hook to the seat in front of me, with vibration suppression (rubber shock absorbers)?

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70-note "Bottle Organ"

Here's one for you... I'm looking to create a 70 note bottle organ, inspired by this video: Except I'm wanting to build mine in a more "automatic" state - played via MIDI notes, an arduino and lots and lots of solenoids making spoons hit the bottles.. That side of it I've got covered thanks to other excellent instructables which have taught me a lot about micro electronics. What I am currently trying to work out is if there is a way to change the pitch of bottles in any way except simply adding water. Would another liquid achieve the same results with less "spill risk"? Does it even need to be a liquid? I'm guessing it needs to be a liquid as I believe the physics of the noise made when a bottle is struck is based on the water absorbing vibrations, making them slower and lowering the pitch. If anyone has experience tuning multiple bottles to be struck as an instrument then please do reply! Alternatively if anyone has any novel suggestions for things which would be easier to persuade 70 notes out of then please also reply! End goal - be able to play flight of the bumblebee at full speed with chords and out-nerd the guys in the video. Ideally on bottles. Many thanks! Leo

Topic by frag_me 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago