Tag Archives: ENV2

ENV2 Camera Phone TRIPOD mount

The ENV2 tripod in all it's glory

The ENV2 tripod in all it’s glory. The “holder” is a 2×4 with a 1/2 inch slot milled in it.

As discussed in this post, I recently made some custom mounting hardware for my phone.  Although a wooden block seemed sufficient at the time, I’ve been trying out some stop-motion techniques and purchased a tripod.  Making my ENV2 mount compatible was a simple matter of drilling and tapping the bottom of the wood for a 1/4 – 20 screw.  Most tripods accept this screw and mine was no exception. Read more »

Stop Motion with GIMP, A Milling Machine, and an Env2

Here’s the results of quite a bit of work; I’ll explain how it was done and show my first video using stop motion animation after the break.

Jason Underwood, who has his own podcast, collaborated on this video after grilling some hot dogs.  The pictures for this were shot in 640 x 480 resolution which avoided some conversion hassles.  “More mustard!” – Jason

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ENV2 Camera Phone Mount

Update 1/25/2011 – I’ve now made it tripod-compatible!

If you’re one of the 2 to 3 people that read this blog regularly, you might wonder how I take all of the blurry pictures of my projects.  The Answer is with my cell phone.  Or my Env2 “feature phone”, whatever that means.  I do own an actual digital camera, but 2 Megapixels is plenty of detail for the pictures I usually post on this site and my phone is generally with me all the time.

This usually works fine, but when you want to hold a shot really steady or shoot video, especially when you’re working the controls of something yourself, the holding method could be better.  After some marginal success trying to stack random objects to hold my phone steady, I thought of an extremely simple solution.  After several minutes with a saw and milling machine, this is what I came up with: Read more »