Got a cool video camera…. a Mobius Mini Action Camera …. super nice and small
I wanted an outward facing camera this time to reduce drag. I marked out where the lens would look out from the switch band, and drilled the hole (not shown here)
One problem…. the camera has too small of a built in battery. It does, however, accept external power. So I mounted a 1 Ah lipo battery, and a booster/charger from sparkfun. The whole thing is attached to a bulk plate that I made out of modeling plywood.
The micro switch is accessible via the vent holes. The camera turns on and starts recording automatically once the button is pressed.
The connectors are hot glued in place, so that g-forces do not cause anything to come loose.