Friday, December 12, 2008
How to Make a Pole Aerial Photography set up
Make Magazine issue 16, with the cool Spy vs Spy cover, features my how-to article on how to make a pole mounted camera (aka Mast Aerial Photography) by using hobby servo motors and a standard painter's extension pole.
This project isn't terribly hard, requiring only about a half day or so to complete, not including getting the materials.
Pole aerial photography is fun and practical and provides a way to get incredible aerial photographs without ever leaving terra firma.
We liked this project so much that we decided to show how to make in one of the initial episodes of Make:Television, the nationally televised program coming to public television in January 2009.