MqX Mini Video Project
|Got mqX? Got Keychain CAM?|
mqX Mini Video Project Notes
This little project came about because I had an 808 Keychain cam and a Blade mqX Quad! The Keychain camera is an HD video camera which shoots pretty amazing video at 720p and 30fps. It runs on a 1S lipo which is perfect because so does the mqX.
Bust it out
First, pop open the case and unscrew the camera pcb. disconect the battery and remove it. I found a matching battery plug and pigtail on ebay for a couple bucks.
|Camera, case and pigtail|
Next I cut a small piece of Depron foam to use as a mount. Balsa would work just fine too. I notched one side to fit over the plastic parts so the camera wouldn't slide around.
|Depron mount with notches|
I already had the battery JST connectors so I put together a plug to accomodate the new camera.
Last, I mounted the camera pcb to the Depron with double sided foam tape and used a thin velcro strap to hold the whole thing against the frame. The set-up program that comes with the camera allows the image to be flipped so now the buttons can face down for accessability.
|Mounted up with the buttons facing down.|
Side profile! Total weight add for this was 10.8 grams and the copter flys this payload just fine.
And now a video!!!
The Blade mqX first vid flight!