Okay, so when are you going to get a couple of servos and animate the fauna? If you couldn't fit a motor inside the plushie, then put the motor inside the box and pull a length of fishing line to move it.
Just what I need more ideas.
I really love the Kodak-housed Olympus.. that is a very cool looking rig. The wooden pocket digi is awesome!
Thanks, the Kodak Pony Premo is the original, but I don't take it out as often now because the 1915 camera is starting to show its age. Also, I recently had the tripod socket on the E-P2 camera I use in the Premo come out, and the camera wouldn't be able to be attached to the quick release. I think I have the thing back together, but I'm not sure it will handle rough work.
Unfortunately, I need to rethink the wooden pocket camera, since the VG-120 is such a poor camera when doing inside stuff (outside it is ok).
We have assembled quite a list of "lessons learned" during this, there's now three weeks left and discovered that people care much more about staying "in character" and playing along than explaining how we are doing photography in the 1300's.
I'm actually spending the afternoon putting together yet another camera trigger, Arduino-based of course. Putting a phototransistor and a sound trigger in, with variable delay from sense to trigger. One thing KRF is not short on is some rather interesting subject matter- I have some ideas and want to try a few things with "Jacque the Whipper", and the lead trainer with the King's Zoo is game to see if we could some action shots of the trained hawks and eagles, as well as of the big cats-- including my new buddies the Ligers. Nine hundred pounds of kitten, the big boy is...
There are two commercial Arduino setups that have triggers like you are building, that you might want to check out in terms of ideas, etc: