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Designer Uses Special Hidden Camera to Film a Journey Through the Mail

Industrial and interaction designer Ruben van der Vleuten always wondered what happens to a package when you sent it in the mail. From A to B is his way of answering that question; a short film shot with a home-made hidden camera that he attached to the inside of a box and then shipped.

In order to get the kind of footage he wanted, van der Vleuten built a special timer circuit to run the tiny camera. The Arduino circuit was set to film 3 seconds of video per minute when the camera was standing still, and more when it was moving so he wouldn’t miss anything interesting.

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Fortunately for Vleuten, nothing went wrong, and so the final video answers all of his questions. It shows the package’s entire trip: from ‘home,’ to the post office, to the distribution center, onto a delivery truck, and to its final destination where his friends were there to receive it.

(via Laughing Squid)