This new setup really makes teaching the fine details a breeze. Details are very important when working with hand tools, and now everyone in the class can see a clear, close up view of all the fine points that I am trying to communicate.
The idea of having a live, bench-mounted camera came from Roy Underhill. Our setup is pretty simple – I modified a camera tripod and attached it to a piece of wood so I can move it wherever I need to on the bench. An HD video camera is mounted on the tripod, and I used an HDMI cable to connect the camera to a large screen. The screen is positioned where everyone in the class can see it easily. (The only disadvantage to this setup is that now any mistakes I make are also magnified 100 times!)
We’re excited about this new improvement, and we look forward to you coming back and taking more classes with us.
Thank you again, Landon!