Head Dress to Impress

Idea/Concept

Inspired by the ancient Indian, Russian and Japanese head dresses, as well as the modern interpretations of the subject I wanted to create a wedding Head Dress that would capture images throughout the day, allowing the wearer the freedom of enjoying the festivities. It gives the user an additional collection of memories, from their point of view.

Intended Scenario

As soon as the bride puts on the Head Dress the camera turns on and continues to capture images throughout the day at the interval of approximately 2.5  minutes. At the end of the day you might have anywhere from 240-400 photos (based on a ceremony+reception that would last anywhere from 10-16 hours)

Parts & Materials

To construct this I used:

1.3 megapixel digital camera Arduino decimale                                                                                                                            2N3906 PNP Transistor                                                                                                                                                  Protoshield                                                                                                                                                                                    Header Pins                                                                                                                                                                                          9v Battery                                                                                                                                                                                                1N4004 Rectifier Diode                                                                                                                                                        Miniature Slider Power Switch                                                                                                                                            Arduino Power Supply

…and a whole lot of feather, beads and things.

Related Works

There is a lot of work done in the sphere of wearable cameras. Best quality I’ve seen are videos done by GoPro which capture action footage of various sports like biking, snowboarding, long boarding or downhill skiing.

http://gopro.com/

Challenges



Coding is something I don’t understand and find extremely challenging. Especially when I can’t tell whether its not working because of code or a broken connection. I wanted to create a trigger circuit that would allow for timing intervals but encountered a lot of problems with making longer intervals.

This is the code I used:

Successes

I was happy with the weight and positioning of the device. As a wearable that is positioned on your head I wanted it to be as light as possible. However even though the finished project seemed heavier then what I would like it to be, it wasn’t too uncomfortable during use. I was also happy with the final design of the head dress.

Next Steps

Lighter                                                                                                                                                                                               Better resolution camera                                                                                                                                                                     More Interesting Head Dress Designs

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