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Something different, and very modern, in the workshop yesterday...

On a rather excellent, but latterly very wet, I discovered my bike video camera - the device that provides a lot of classic car 'spots' for this forum - was not waterproof :o

The image went all misty from condensation on the optics and sensor head...

I disassembled it and found it quite damp inside as there is absolutely no sealing to keep water out... Definitely an IPX0 device :lol:

I dried it out and left the sensor/optics assembly in a warm place for many hours and happily, all is now good again :D
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I've taken steps to (hopefully) waterproof it sufficiently that the same won't happen again...

I'm not complaining as the camera is a cheap Chinese rip-off of a device that normally costs four or five times more... Despite that, it works adequately well and will record for around five hours - with the DRL on too!

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I wonder if putting a packet or two of desiccated silicon would help to absorb the moisture that gets in (if any does after your weatherproofing).

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
11 Apr 2021, 06:23
I wonder if putting a packet or two of desiccated silicon would help to absorb the moisture that gets in (if any does after your weatherproofing).
I wondered the same James but dismissed it as there's no room for one inside sadly :(

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Watched an interesting BigClive video about LED emergency lights ("It's somehow managed to be both brilliant and sh*t" ) with some amusing quotes in it:

"Slight skidmark here, I had a bit on an incident"

"I might have to pause momentarily as I go in deeper"

There is a mention of Mr. Carlson's Lab where it is mainly vintage audio equipment restoration involve and may be of interest.



Unfortunately he speaks American Canadi-ish but it may be acceptable if the clip is interesting enough.

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That's a proper radio, they were all like that when I was alive. :wink:

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myglaren wrote:
28 Apr 2021, 17:39

There is a mention of Mr. Carlson's Lab where it is mainly vintage audio equipment restoration involve and may be of interest.

Unfortunately he speaks American but it may be acceptable if the clip is interesting enough.
Quick, Steve, change that before someone notices. He comes from Canada :lol: They get a bit funny about that sort of thing in Canadia :rofl2:

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They all sound the same but his is at least muted compared with his southern neighbours - can't listen to some of them.