Jerry Morrison (FIRST Team 971) and Ron Crane (FIRST Team 670)
A high speed video camera is very useful for testing, measuring, calibrating, and debugging robot mechanisms. It's like an oscilloscope for mechanical engineers.
- A high speed video camera like the Casio Exilim EX-ZR200. (It can record video at 30, 120, 240, 480, and 1000 fps.)
- Bright light.
- (No tripod needed. These are fast shutter times.)
Let's start with some examples from the FRC 2013 season ("Ultimate Ascent").
Frisbee launch and flight from a circular shooter prototype (120 fps):