Sunday, March 01, 2015


I have been attempting to do aerial photography with a GoPro. My first attempt was using a quadcopter (Parrot AR.Drone):

Unfortunately the GoPro was too heavy for the quadcopter and it kept crashing. I tried two types of mounts for the camera: one on top (pictured above) and one suspended underneath the quadcopter using string. Mounting on top was more stable, but the quadcopter still occasionally crashed so it was too risky to attempt flying high altitudes.

One of my coworkers told me about a way to mount a camera to a kite using a device called a Picavet. I constructed my own Picavet using two wooden rulers and some carabiners:

It works great!