Monday, December 31, 2018

Bicycle Camera Mounting Hardware

I'd been thinking of some more ideas on how to mount my camera when recording footage for my Bicycle Quests series, and in general so I don't have to take my tripod with me on my bike.

Here's some modifications I made to some stuff so it can hold a camera.  On the left is my bike mic stand, and a home made C-clamp on the right.  Simply by drilling and tapping 1/4"-20 threads in them, they become camera stands with the addition of a short 1/4"-20 rod and some knurled 1/4" nuts I made of aluminum.
Here the camera is attached to the C-clamp, now it can be clamped to anything and become a camera stand.  I'd drilled tapped holes in 3 sides of the clamp for more versatility.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Top 10 Greens and Machines Projects from 2018 -- A Year in Review

Wow 2018 has come and gone, have you forgotten all the amazing things we've done so far? Here's a list of our favorite posts in no particular order!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Raise The Roof! - Building My Own Loft Bed

I've been wanting to build a loft bed for a while.  Not only would it maximize floor space, but it would also offer me the opportunity to create my dream "computer lab" underneath similar to the fortress I had built years ago, except bigger.  I mean, look at all this wasted real estate under the original bed frame!
Hiding stuff under the bed is a poor excuse for organization.
My opportunity finally arrived when they were going to throw out 2 massive 8-foot 4x4 beams at work.  I quickly sprang to action dragging them home with my new bicycle trailer (emphasis on dragging).  This trailer isn't nearly as large or strong as my original one, but nonetheless got the job done.
Details on new trailer build available here!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Learn how to Bake Churro Cheesecake [Video Recipe]

I've been baking this recipe for a while ever since finding it. I decided that this time I'd record myself baking it so readers like you could replicate this delicious creation.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Brewing my Favorite Beer Recipe on the Craigslist Setup | Rye Stout 2018 -- Brew Day

After the success with the first batch of beer with the Craigslist equipment, it was time to make the most of it and brew up another. Of course, I had to use my favorite recipe this time, Rye Stout.

For those who prefer watching videos, here's a full video to capture the length of the events of brew day. Don't forget to subscribe and enjoy!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Bicycle-Mounted Recording Studio | Bike Mic Stand

I was intending on making a mic stand to attach to my bike so I wouldn't need to carry around my full size one when doing outdoor recording.  I was originally thinking of some complicated c-clamp mechanism to attach to the seatpost, but then I remembered the light mount I made has a pretty generic rectangular attachment which I could take advantage of.
The new design utilizes a top half of a half mic stand I had lying around, and I made an extension rod from some 3/4" diameter aluminum.  Pretty simple design compared to what I had planned originally.