FPV Ball

What a stupid idea... throwing a fpv camera.

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I wanted to throw my fpv camera through the air and get sick by watching the video. No, I really don't know why, but I did it anyways.

Ball vorne 6.stl

Front part.

Standard Tesselated Geometry - 1018.93 kB - 05/03/2019 at 20:55


Ball hinten 6.stl

Back part.

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  • 1 × Small FPV Camera off Amazon
  • 1 × FPV Goggles
  • 1 × Tennis ball
  • 1 × 3d printed parts

  • Third build

    Max-Felix Müller05/08/2019 at 15:04 0 comments

    I've gone ahead and printed the latest design of the fpv ball.

    Now the Field of view is nearly completly clear of the walls. Additionally I fixed all the small tolerance / clearance issues I had. The print took about 1h on coarse settings.

    Soon I will record some footage and upload it.

  • Second build

    Max-Felix Müller05/03/2019 at 21:02 0 comments

    Now I want to desing a 3d printable version of the inside of the ball.

    This would fix the camera position.

    Also it looks cool with the green filament I'm using.

  • First test

    Max-Felix Müller05/03/2019 at 21:01 0 comments

    The image quality is really bad.

    Partly because the camera brightens up the image because it sees a border all around (camera cutout too small), but mainly because the antenna is just in very weird angels when thrown so the reception is extremly bad most of the time.

  • First setup

    Max-Felix Müller05/03/2019 at 21:00 0 comments

    I cut open a tennis ball and put in the fpv camera. To fix it's postition and dampen the impact when catching (do not let it hit the ground) I put some foam around it.

    On the back side of the ball I cut a slit to put in and out the battery.

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    1. Put in the fpv camera

    2. Glue on the back with hot glue so that it could be removed if neccessary

    3. (Optional: Cut open a tennis ball and put it in for added protection)

    4. Connect battery

    5. Throw

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Mike Szczys wrote 05/06/2019 at 21:06 point

Ooooh, cool! Please post the photos (even the bad ones).

I think this will be a really cool thing but I suspect the spinning of the ball will be a problem. Perhaps it'll just make some trippy images ;-)

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morgan wrote 05/06/2019 at 21:33 point

A streamer tail might keep the camera oriented forward

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Max-Felix Müller wrote 05/07/2019 at 12:04 point

I do have a small recorder to record live footage. I will upload some at the end of the week because I'm currently busy studying for my exams.

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Blo0dygeek wrote 05/06/2019 at 08:53 point

lol. It's ain't stupid, kinda looking forward to more details.

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