I’m a participant in the SciFund Challenge, which is a big experiment to see if scientists can harness the power of crowd funding to cover the expenses of relatively small (that is, a few thousand dollar) research projects. I think this is a hugely important venture, as it accomplishes two crucial goals: 1) Finding a new source of funding for science projects, and 2) Connecting scientists to the general public.
If you have some spare change and are looking to support SCIENCE, go check out the SciFund proposals on RocketHub! You can find my proposal on my parasite research here!
Stopped by RocketHub, but they don’t take Paypal. Oh noes.
I don’t have any cash to send your way, but I have had experience with long-running video capture that might help save a couple bucks..
I bought a few Logitech C310 web cams. They record 720p @ 15fps, they’re about $50 tops even at Best Buy (cheaper elsewhere) and they work out of the box in about every Linux distribution on the planet. If you don’t absolutely need super duper clear hidef video, this might save you a few bucks. I think on sale, I paid $100 for 4 of them. As long as your subject is well lit, your video quality should be average to above average.
amateur (photographer && computer scientist)