Wednesday, November 23, 2011

GGoodrum's BMS shipped!

The much-awaited Gary Goodrum BMS which can be configured for 5S is finally ready and should be on it's way to me. Once I receive it, I can continue working on the front hub upgrade on my Tidalforce iO cruiser bike! The BMS will be used with 2 Turnigy 8AH 5S1P 30C batteries in series to produce the desired 37V voltage for the TF bike. I have big plans for this kit. I may do some mods on the front hub as well to make it really sparkle!

More later,

Friday, November 18, 2011

GoPro HD Hero2 is on the way!

Just received a confirmation email that my GoPro HD Hero 2 camera has been shipped. I hopefully will receive it by next weekend. (I know, I chose the cheap shipping method!) :)

The Big Reveal will be posted when it arrives.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ride home from Dr. Glassers office

I rode my ebike down to Dr. Glasser's office to pick up my new contacts and vidoed the trip back. I forgot to clear out the memory so ran out of room on the way down so I only have the return leg. I had my usual power interruption after going over a big bump. I have to tie my connectors together or replace them with new ones that don't separate so easily. I also ran out of juice close to home so had to baby the throttle. I didn't have enough to ride up the last hill so had to walk that. Pedaling the ebike on human power alone is an unpleasant task!

This is the last video taken with my GoPro HD Hero. I hope to have the Hero2 by the end of the month...

Here's the a snapshot of the route I tracked with the WinPlus Beacon GPS Tracker I got on

Click here to see it in Google Maps.
More later,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

GoPro HD Hero2 Professional

Having heard the news of new GoPro HD Hero2 Professional camera, I've decided to order one. The final straw was seeing the quality of the video compared to the original HD model. Thanks to ConradB212 for taking this comparison video. Be sure to check it out directly on and be sure to select the larger 720P size. The differences between the two are startling.

Colors are more saturated, there is much less blowout, and there is much less stair-stepping. The camera now captures 11mp stills and can do 3 angles for the 1080P videos instead of only the 127 degrees of the original HD camera. The low light performance is particularly better.

Take a look at this image and you can really see the improved sharpness of the GoPro HD Hero2 on the right. Be sure to click on the image to see it full size. Thanks Alex84 for the image below.

1. No stairstepping in the GoPro Hero2 image on the right.
2. The building is MUCH sharper on the right.
3. Everything in the block is sharper on the right.
4. Finer details in the branches in the GoPro Hero2 image on the right.

I won't get it for a few weeks but I've already sold my current camera so can't wait to get the new one!

More later,