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# Carcam

Working in an electrical store in sunny Croydon, I get the opportunity to play with lots of expensive gadgets without actually having to pay for them. =)
To help break the monotony one quiet day, I fixed a 400 digital camera onto a 10 remote control car using electrical tape and set off to harrass pigeons. The results are below.

Pigeon Cam 1
Pigeon Cam 2

Final syonpsis: Pigeons are lazy gits!

EDIT: Due to astonishing response, PigeonCam II in in production. I've hashed together a ropey site with the original clips, and will post on the board when there's something new.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:11, archived)
# that is
pure unadulerated class.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:13, archived)
# i have 4 comments:
1) WOO
2) Yay
3) Houpla
4) send the links to rob
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:13, archived)
# That's the sort of thing that needs it's own website.
Becuse thats just fucking amazing.

LeeterThanJesus.com
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:13, archived)
# I officially
giggled like a little girl to the KnightRider one...
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:16, archived)
# joins the club
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:17, archived)
# Yes
There needs to be one the with the a-team theme too!
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:19, archived)
# great soundeffects
also another big woo to Kallus for sharing with you the hidden depths of my current username
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:19, archived)
# the knight rider one
is greatness!
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:26, archived)
# Hehehe
i like that, the knightrider makes it.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:15, archived)
# What the
fuck is that from..?
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:21, archived)
# the Danger! High Voltage!
video by Electric Six
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:23, archived)
# Must be an english thing,
I'm not familiar with it.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:23, archived)
# Music Video
Danger (High Voltage) by Electric Six. You can get it from The Electric Six Site
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:24, archived)
# Danka
Shuuuralen.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:25, archived)
# haha
that is genius
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 15:53, archived)
# Electric 6
I love that video :-)
(, Sat 1 Mar 2003, 22:23, archived)
# i love
the car engine sounds!!!!!!!
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:15, archived)
# gotta get me one of those for the office
So much fun could be had roaming the floor, looking for unsuspected ladies who do lunch.

I'll get me coat.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:15, archived)
# how constructive
just who the fuck did the commentary on the first one?
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:16, archived)
# It's an old soundeffect
first heard it used in a webpage wearing yo gotta look at a picture of a car.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:17, archived)
# are you mad????????????????????
take this test to find out.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:18, archived)
#
yes
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:22, archived)
# more more more
please.
Can you drive it around lego land?
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:16, archived)
#
trafalgar square.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:18, archived)
# fan fucking tastic.
oh, how much that rocks. send it to rob for the next newsletter.

and then go out and do more!
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:17, archived)
# Love
your work.

W/Y/H!
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:17, archived)
# Oh yes yes yes yes yes yes
i dn't know which one I love more. Damn ood work
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:17, archived)
# That am de best
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:19, archived)
# well that
was just great!
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:20, archived)
# Fan bloody tastic.
A work of genious there sah.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:23, archived)
# Hehe
Thats really great :)
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:26, archived)
# Woo Yay Houpla
i giggled like a small child. It is true, you have the best job in the world.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:26, archived)
# More!
:o
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:27, archived)
# Fabulous
The best thing I've seen in a while... bravo! Perhaps you could come up to Edinburgh and do it to the schemies... pleaasseee....
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:29, archived)
# More! More! MORE!
We need more PigeonCam - That could so easily go viral - feel the bandwidth burn!
As it's a 400 digicam, can it do longer videoclips - for really big flocks of pigeons... just an idea.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:37, archived)
# if i might add my voice to those above
you are

a) a loon
b) a fucking genius.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:38, archived)
# nice
i tried that with me wireless cam on one of those dink remote controlled cars, but it didnt have the power..

maybe I'll strap it to Aibo. ;)

used the cam to this: www.bitporn.com/b3ta/flyborg.htm

spycam challenge anyone? :)
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:46, archived)
# laughed my arse off
even worth downloading new codecs for!
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:50, archived)
# took long enough
to sort this bloody computer to play them, but well worth it!
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 16:56, archived)
# bah. it won't work!
Windows Media Player on Mac OS X just gives me the sound.
no fair!
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 17:09, archived)
# same here
:(
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 16:46, archived)
# And me and in 9.x too as well as X
Those fucknuts up in the "Campus" really ought to try sodding harder....

Any chance of a QuickTime? or dare I say it Real? (Buffering) version cos I'm dying to see it?

I fucking hate pigeons. Useless diseased mutant grey cuntymints that they are....
(, Sat 1 Mar 2003, 1:35, archived)
# woo
you should send it to the croydon tourist board.
(, Sun 23 Feb 2003, 17:16, archived)
# braam bramding digadingdingding
weeeee weee e brbrbrbrbrbraaaaaaam
/carried away
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 13:48, archived)
# So you've got Motogp, eh?
Brinnngdingding.

All you've got to do now is a Pop Video version.
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 13:48, archived)
# OMFG
You, sir, are a card-carrying genius.
Yay.
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 13:57, archived)
# Damn
I only get audio for some reason.
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 14:26, archived)
# audio
I can only get audio for this. Did you find a cure? If so what? Thanks, Antcave.
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 20:53, archived)
# hehe!
I know the guy that recorded the sound for pigeon cam 1, go give him praise @ irc://irc.quakenet.org/subspace
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 14:27, archived)
# You lucky lucky barstard
you rock the most
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 15:02, archived)
# pigeon cam = stunning
That, I must say is stunning!!!! What would make it better is a cattle prod wuhahahahah very good 100%
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 15:43, archived)
# Ha!
I'll never be able to walk down Church Street and not smile. Far too cool.
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 15:57, archived)
# Heheh
Oh man, that has to be the natural evoultion of PigeonCam - PigeonCam with a cattle prod, that would be the funniest thing possible, surely. Plus you could zap the populace of Croydon in the ankles :p
(, Sat 1 Mar 2003, 23:09, archived)
# carcam
cool as ...... the knight rider theme made it tops, up for an oscar i say
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 19:31, archived)
# pigoen cam
pissed myself with the car noises and it was capped off nicely with the touch of class only Mr Hasselhoff could bring..........sevs
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 20:02, archived)
# Can you
re-make the vids so they work in Media Player 6.4, cause that's the one I use and I don't want to get a newer version, thanks.
(, Fri 28 Feb 2003, 21:04, archived)
# Totally Original
And pure class!
(, Sat 1 Mar 2003, 8:53, archived)
# I dont know how
Dont abuse a newb
I cannot play this video in anything :(
HEELPP
(, Sat 1 Mar 2003, 14:11, archived)
# codecs
you need to download the updated codecs for windows media player
(, Sat 1 Mar 2003, 16:37, archived)
# and when you finally get the codecs...
...you realise it's worth the wait!

This is spanking marvellous Mr JKF. Wooyayhoupla.
(, Sat 1 Mar 2003, 19:09, archived)
# Pigeon chasing rules!
That's one of the funniest things I've seen lately!

A friend of mine attempted something similar a while ago, except we just drove it around a local sportsground's racing track with the cam on its side (only way it would fit!) It was fixed on using some garden wire stuff (similar to those wire tags you can get.) The cam kept falling off.

There's a lake near here with lots of pigeons and seagulls, and it'd be interesting to see how a whole load react!
(, Sat 1 Mar 2003, 19:35, archived)
# Miniature fun...
I have a few Bit Char-Gs (www.tomy.co.jp/bit_charg/) a while ago, bored of them now, so I have ordered a digital camera, should be arriving in 2 weeks for the ultimate in covert animal fear. Sweet, thanks for the inspiration :)
(, Sat 1 Mar 2003, 23:13, archived)
[challenge entry] I want one, too!!!
Those pigeons aren't lazy gits, they're just unflappable! ;-)
I want one, to chase defecating dogs off my lawn. Perhaps it could deliver an electric shock? ;-O
Or mark them with dye for their owners to deal with?
(, Sat 1 Mar 2003, 19:39, archived)
# Pigeon cam = Woo X yay X houpla
that is so great.
if only i had a video cam and a remote control car oi would try to replicate such antics
much hummus
(, Sat 1 Mar 2003, 22:10, archived)
# Friggin Ace!
I heard the SFx for the first one on a website to do with vw Golfs, where someone had made an animation with the golf racing something else!! oh well! its still ace!!!!!

i have to say thats one of the funniest things i have seen in a long time!!
(, Sat 1 Mar 2003, 23:22, archived)
# just wondering
how come it took both pigeons 28 seconds before they flew away? is that like pigeon reaction time? maybe you should do some research into this.....

then again, maybe that was just your last 28 seconds of film in both cases. I am a bit dim after all.
(, Sun 2 Mar 2003, 13:11, archived)