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Offline SlowModem

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Wind sock
« on: December 02, 2008, 10:27:43 PM »
My wife complainied that besides the bad picture my weather webcam was producing, there wasn't anything going on in the picture.  After much serious consideration, I decided to put a wind sock in the picture so there would be some movement (well, as long as the wind was blowing).  It was pretty easy to make one.  All you need is a fence post (or a long stick) and a plastic grocery bag or a garbage bag.  Step 1:  Place fence post into ground.  Step 2:  Attach plastic bag.  Step 3:  Adjust camera.  Hint:  a black bag shows up in my picture better than a white bag.  This may vary depending upon the background and lighting.  Hint 2:  A black bag does not show up well at night.  I posted a picture of my masterpiece:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/28973905@N04/3076801835
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Re: Wind sock
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 11:52:31 PM »
Gotta love ol Piggly Wiggly!   ;)

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Re: Wind sock
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 06:35:19 AM »
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....If bag disappears, it was really windy.

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Re: Wind sock
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 10:12:40 AM »
Hint:  a black bag shows up in my picture better than a white bag.  This may vary depending upon the background and lighting.  Hint 2:  A black bag does not show up well at night. 

You could do like the airports do with their windsocks, and put a light in the bag for night viewing...

 

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