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Hidden camera captures a package's journey from shipment to delivery

Apr 18, 2013 at 23:47 GMT

Dutch designer Ruben van der Vleuten was curious to know how many people and steps were involved between mailing and receiving a parcel, so he decided to find out. He installed a tiny 3MP camera in a parcel, built a timer circuit using Arduino (a simple single-board microcontroller designed to control devices) and shipped it to himself, then made a video from the resulting footage of the parcel's journey.

A photo of the setup consisting a controller circuit, battery and camera.  How the box looked from outside

Van de Vleuten carved out a 2mm diameter hole on one side of the box and placed the lens behind it from the inside. The timer circuit was set to make a 3 second video every minute and make longer videos while the box was moving. 

From A to B by Ruben van der Vleuten 

via Popular Science