Chris Spooner

Posts in the Tech category:

14 Aug

I’ve always loved those vintage style marquee bulb signs that used to appear on casinos and theaters, illuminating words shapes with hundreds on incandescent lights. A few weeks ago I decided to have a go at making my own using some spare sheets of plywood and a string of LEDs hacked together with a motion sensor. My completed arrow bulb sign now proudly sits at the top of the staircase in our house and lights the way whenever someone walks past it. I collected a bunch of photographs during the project, so here’s a little write up of the making of my DIY vintage bulb sign.


25 Nov

I’ve been waiting for a rainy day to finally create my moto vlog helmet cam setup video. Today I show you how I mount my GoPro Hero 2 to my motorcycle helmet, and how I installed the mic to record my voice.

11 Jun

It’s now about a month since I treated myself to a GoPro Hero 2 camera. Since then I’ve been figuring out all the settings and learning how to best use the camera for different purposes. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed in the tech behind the camera at first, but now I’ve picked up a few tips & tricks it performs exactly how I’d hoped. In this post I’ll be sharing everything I’ve learnt, so if you’ve just picked up one of these little gizmos yourself, hopefully these little tips will help you capture the best quality footage possible.