Monday, 22 October 2012

Macro on Monday - Guess What + Turntable / Camera Experiments

Finally got round to it, running a bit on the late side today.

gold starAdrian and ImaBurdie indicated that last week's Guess What was part of the Arduino so deserve the Gold Star this week with an honourable mention for Jan who wasn't able to narrow things down to the right part of my rain gauge project.

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On to the new Guess What:


Don't expect you to narrow it down to an exact identification, just the general thing.
It was stuck to the outside of my kitchen window for a few days.

No prizes, just for fun.

Turntable / Phone Experiments

Partly running late as I have been trying different cameras with the turntable and waiting for video files to upload to YouTube and even longer for them to process things.

What really surprised me was the iPhone4 could focus so close and produced sharper video than the cameras I had tried so far. It does get hot though when filming for a minute non stop. The iPhone had to be clamped in place, between some soft rubber. The line across the iPhone screen is a reflection not a scratch or crack in the glass.


 No soundtrack on this video:

Also I wasn't expecting the TZ7 to make a such reasonable job of it but once it had picked a focus spot it seemed to stick with it.

I don't know why YouTube didn't recognise it as HD so the full quality doesn't show on their copy. It is a little grainy as I used a single bright white LED light plus what little was coming through the window on a very dell day.


  1. Great video. Those I Phones are amazing.

    I'll guess at a spiders nest.

  2. Are you getting dizzy yet ;) Very effective results and a super way of learning through experimentation. I thought the shadows on the second video of the 3 cones, looked like hedgehog shadows ;)

    As far as the Micro Monday guess, I would say that it is one smushed up wasp who wasn't watching where he was going and collided headfirst with the kitchen window. Thank you for not displaying it on the round tuit. :)

  3. ...or it could be a smushed spider.

  4. you do some funky stuff, here. :)

    i'm guessing that's a bee carcass?

    thanks for coming by and leaving a comment today! really appreciate it! :)

    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment TexWisGirl.

  5. I can't wait to hear what it turned out to be.

  6. Looks like a Bumble bee to me?


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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