2.5.11

Meet The Guppster



This is the mechanism that we are using in the ocean to carry our cameras as steadily as possible while we try and film underwater at depth. Many prototypes have been made and tested. You might remember this post when John Ruthven made a model from a children's construction kit. Since then there has been a half-sized aluminium version which we tested in Belize and now we have our full size steel Guppycam or 'The Guppster' as it has become affectionately known.

The Guppster will be tried out in Mexico over the next few days where we hope to find some Lantern fish and then we hope any final modifications will be made to enable it to be used in the Atlantic over the summer.

2 comments:

xl said...

Is there a propulsion system?
Are the rings for the video gear?

ammonite said...

Xl, no this is to be dangled from a cable and will move as the boat moves. The rings will indeed hold the video gear (we hope!!)