Creating and Testing the Poor Man’s Go Pro

I’ve modified a cheap smart phone into a combination GPS mapping system plus video camera that can be mounted on any sort of tube, such as bike handlebars. The design is derivative of my Mason Jar tripod from a couple years ago. 

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My original design only used 3 headbands – the 1 purple headband and 2 brown headbands pictured. Once I took the device on the road however, the plastic clip came through very loud on the microphone while filming. You’ll find the video footage of the creation process below. Jump to 4:50 to see how loud the setup is without the extra rubber bands holding it in.

Embedding a Video into a Joomla Article

This is an in-depth tutorial article about embedding a youtube video into a Joomla article. Topics covered are:

  1. Hunting down the hard-to-find Youtube embed code.
  2. Logging into Joomla and finding the right article
  3. Using Joomla Code View to insert the Youtube embed code.
  4. Verifying that the code was inserted correctly.
  5. Centering a youtube iframe
  6. Saving a Joomla article.
  7. Clearing a Joomla cache properly so as to see your changes immediately.
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