Use a Camera to Check the Accuracy of Your Watch (Video)
Feb 28, 2012 15:13
Hackhut user Badwolf recently bought several cheap mechanical watches from eBay. Cheap watches are known to either gain or lose some time each day and he wanted an easy way to tell whether or not they were accurate or not. He used his Pentax GPS camera that had an intervalometer that can take photos every minute for long periods of time.
He set the camera up in front of all three watches he bought and took a photo per minute for 24 hours. Of course, this technique is time consuming, and cumbersome too.
The results of his experiment were that in one day watch #1 lost 24 seconds, watch #2 gained 2 minutes, 48 seconds, and watch #3 lost 24 seconds. He returned watch #2 as not being accurate enough.
Nikon strapped a Bluetooth heart rate sensor with a custom built camera case and a Coolpix L31 to an adorable border collie named Grizzler. The camera measures the pup's heart rate and shoots above a pre-set rate, meaning, anything that excites Grizzler, quickly becomes a photograph. Read more
Model Sarah Stage is an inspiring figure to follow. For one, she's beautiful and second, she shot to Internet fame for posting pictures of her pregnant in a bikini, looking as if she wasn't pregnant at all. Even when she was near her term, she barely looked pregnant at all. Now she's given birth and is back with more Instagram hotness. Check it out below: Read more
As far as skateboarding goes, riding on a smooth terrain is always better because the wheels on a skateboard aren't meant for any rough kind of terrain. But Kilian Martin is no normal skateboarder. He proved that he's able to skate even on salt flats to rocky desserts. Check it out below: Read more