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Dec. 30th, 2007 @ 03:21 pm Coming soon to Utube!
So once again lightning strikes me I think I'm five for five for being featured within hours of submitting a new Instructables!

The Super Top Secret Bunker Project.... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Super-Top-Secret-Bunker-under-Your-/ and more photos here... http://www.flickr.com/photos/senseless_/sets/72157600030895157/

I got a $70 DXG video recorder with a 2 gig card and did some test shots under the house for a Utube vid but I quickly noticed it only picked up sound if it was within a foot or two of the recorder ad although the had a head phones out they did not have a Mic in jack so I got my mini set of tools out with magnifying glass and proceeded to dismantle and then hard wire the female end of a minijack cable to the board and by removing the mini speaker and mic I had room enough to fit everything back with put a dab of epoxy to keep it in place.

I excitedly tried the lapel mic I had and proceeded to make a test recording and got nothing but I quiet back ground hum.

Not remembering much about Impedance but realizing with all the old speaker phones I had plus the original mini speaker I salvaged I had a wide assortment of test mics and oddly enough the best sound came from the mini speaker measuring 8.8 ohms so I deduced I needed a low to medium impedance mic with a high gain and actually found one at Wal-Mart with a 20 food lead high gain and an impedance of 600 ohms and low and behold for under $120 invested I have a two gig video camera that I can set up fifteen feet in front of me and begin telling my tales of almost dieing so many times and building the house and more importantly I can finally unveil the Super Top Secret Tornadoes Bunker Project if I can stay calm the next two hours.

When I got featured I went and thanked the wife for letting me stay up past four "wasting" time on the computer and warned her It would probably be best not to bug me with trivial things today cause I'm trying hard to only take two Zanax a day but I get such a thrill out of being featured I was worried I might be more would up than normal.

We've been married 13 years or so, she know if I am going to be working on something that will frustrate me I warn her and usually she'll do her best not to bug me about something trivial

Life with an OCD isn't easy,,,

Coming Soon!


Accepts an External Mic Now.
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Date:December 31st, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
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Lookit that tiny camera! What kind is it??
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Date:December 31st, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)


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It's a little mini vid recorder that fits in your pocket, a DXG-506V and holds a 2 gig.

I'm trying to make a video for Utube and needed an external microphone so I modified it with a minijack soldered to the circuit board.

It Actually works!

The camera is about $70 at Walmart and does the mp3 thing, records voice messages stills and video.