# It is ALIVE

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#### SwingWing

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Well, it has been almost a month since I converted my 24mm Deuces Wild and Pencam payload to confetti and splinters , so it is high time for a rebuild. I tried to make it a bit lighter this time, but it will still be a 1 Lb. plus notification launch with the camera installed.

#### SwingWing

The only parts salvageable from the prior lawndart, were the fins, motormounts and nosecone. The camera is a $5.00 ebay special controlled by a home made timer circuit. #### SwingWing ##### Well-Known Member The timer is set to take most of the pictures during boost, firing aproximately 3 times per second, 26 picture capacity. Someday I may actually get a pic of the launch crew..... #### havoc821 ##### Well-Known Member looks like the kind of shroud I use onmy video camera rocket is it one of those VGA pen cams that has 26 high res or 99 low res? I have one of those but I didn't use a timer circuit, I just soldered a simple 3 way switch where the button was press on the camera circuit board. So now, all I have to do is turn on camera set to video mode, and flip switch. Very simple. Cool rocket by the way! #### jflis ##### Well-Known Member Very kewl. When is she going to fly?? #### SwingWing ##### Well-Known Member Originally posted by jflis Very kewl. When is she going to fly?? I dunno, the next coupla club launches are limited to under 1 pound. Originally posted by havoc821 is it one of those VGA pen cams that has 26 high res or 99 low res? Yep, Aiptek PencamII #### powderburner ##### Well-Known Member Originally posted by SwingWing The camera is a$5.00 ebay special
Tell us again please what kind of camera (make, model, etc) that is?

#### SwingWing

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Sorry, no store or anything where you can get em cheap. About a year and a half ago, there was quite a glut of the VGA and pencam II's on ebay. Now it seems that there aren't very many out there. There are quite a few 1.3M pencams, but they have an annoying 2 second delay between frames. They might work in vid mode, but i don't think the resolution is as high.
Ebay in general has gotten to be a sellers market. Not too many "deals" out there anymore