Balearic Dynamics, research comes real
The LED ring is the ideal companion for lightening small and close-up subjects.
Ideal applications are macro photography and portraits as well as videography, where a continuous light source is strategic. The white light of the LED ring improves the traditional studio lighting or natural ambient light smoothing the shadows and giving more vitality to the subject. It can be easily adapted to any DSLR camera attached to the flash socket or fixed to the tripod screw.
Most of the light rings available on the market are more expensive than this device, but the worst thing is that those models are flash rings, not lights. When shooting portraits or macro photography a ring light can smooth the subject shadows with a lighting effect that is unique.
Continuous ring light sources are also available with round neon lamps or bigger led rings; unfortunately their use is restricted to indoor or photographic studio as they need 220V AC power plug; in past I have used one of these tools experiencing the portability limitation in a lot of situations.
This is the reason I made the portable continuous light LED ring for DSLR cameras. Based on a 100 mm diameter, 24 LEDs ring PCB this small device can be adapted to a wide number of cameras and lenses; its reduced size makes the device easy to carry out when shooting outdoor, making reportage etc.
It is battery powered: With 12 AA rechargeable batteries it can work everywhere for a long period. The best performances are reached with 2200 / 2800 mA/h batteries.
Variable light intensity: The dimmer can regulate the light intensity for the better exposure
Lightweight: It is lightweight to be part of your every day photography toolset
Highly portable: The three parts LED ring are easy to fit in your camera bag and can be assembled in a minute ready for use
The plastic parts are 3D printed and CNC machined with robust PLA filament and Perspex acrylic components. The PCB is machined and electrically tested before shipping.
Camera Not Included
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Correos: Heavy weight rate (>150gr)
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I developed software and firmware for embedded devices, Android, Mac and Linux. I frequently rethink projects or create new ones in order to make products and prototypes market-affordable and as cheap as possible without compromising quality.
Who is Balearic Dynamics ...
FROM PRINTERS TO CIRCUITS
About five years ago I created the IbizaSocialPrinters brand, supporting the marketing for the hardware and software development of the first Bluetooth POS printer driver for Android. Then, things grew up and I was involved in wider and more complex projects.
Most of these projects needed software and hardware development. To make things faster the better way was to be able to manage the entire prototyping process in-home, reducing the waiting time almost to zero. When I started making the circuits and small mechanical parts together with circuit design, PCB layout, microcontroller firmware, and application software the new brand "Balearic Dynamics" came to life.
THE NEW BRAND
If you loved the "Fringe" series, you will sure remember the "Massive Dynamics" big company, that inspired the idea for the logo. The name for the new brand was still in doubt. Around the middle of December 2013, the news spread that "Google acquired the robotics company Boston Dynamics" So, why not creating the Balearic Dynamics as well?
THE SIMPLIFICATION PROCESS
I frequently see that many makers, creators, inventors, hobbyists and so on approach electronic engineering in a very simple and less efficient way. What the market offers is a great number of DIY projects that in fact have very few chances to be used in the real world. In brief, the approach is bottom-top.
When things become more complex they fail, just because omitting apparently useless components makes things simple but not in the correct sense.
On the contrary, developing some complex architecture, some circuits parts can be shared among many projects. That is, our Arduino compatible kits: tools we already use as part of our projects now transformed in independent open-hardware modules for the customers.
This is also why - following the Open Source and Creative Commons philosophy - these projects are sold at a very reasonable price, full documented and explained.
I appreciate very much the opportunity to publish the entire project of every product on the popular on-line magazine electroschematics.com and, of course, on the main site www.balearidcynamics.com