Sunday, July 28, 2013

GoPro Hero 3 LCD BackPac Warning

Recently I had a problem with the GoPro Hero3 LCD Touch BackPac soft door.
The LCD comes with four back doors, One is a splash door with a soft plastic
cover that allows you to use the touch LCD screen.  It is flexible and thin, not made for
deep diving.  It is also not made for extreme pressure changes.
On a recent flight my touch back door bulged out damaging it.
My flight was cross country so we probably reached altitudes of 30,000 feet or higher.
Usually cabin pressure is kept to about 8 to 10 thousand feet.
Before my trip I had installed the touch backdoor on my Hero3 at sea level.
As the altitude rose on the flight the pressure pushed the plastic film
door out until it became deformed. 

I did a search to see if there was any information on this problem.
 GoPro has a article about it in the support section of their website.
Read here.

So let my mistake help save your LCD Touch BackPac.
If you are going to fly or traverse great altitude changes, make sure
you do not have this backdoor on any of your GoPro cameras.

I made a companion video to this article, check it out Click Here.
Or watch below.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

CSI and My Little Garden

When you have a garden, you sometimes find yourself in the middle
of a mystery.  Pieces of seemingly unrelated evidence, death, distruction
and very few answers.  You can get on the interweb and search,
check all your handbooks and still nothing.  Every once and a while you get
a break.  I found this creepy little cocoon actually a pupa while digging a new
plant bed. My interest peeked after I thought I saw it move.  I quickly
cleaned it off and sequestered it to a jar.  Then put it under video surveillance.

The results, where too creepy not to share.

After capturing this wiggle-athon, I placed the pupa in a container
and waited to see who would emerge.
About a week later, I found this little moth in the container.
Its a Cabbage Looper, I think. 
For weeks I had been fighting a loosing battle against caterpillars
on my cucumber plants, and now I had my answer.
Years ago I posted some photos of "Cucumber Bandits"
Now I know the rest of the story.

Cabbage Looper moth lays eggs on cucumber.

Eggs become caterpillars and then eat my cucumber plants.

Then turn into pupa, below and turn brown see top of page.

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