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Now here’s a use for drones that we can surely all get behind: Filming a fireworks display from inside the beautiful, explosive mayhem. One Jos Stiglingh sent up a DJI Phantom 2 drone with a GoPro Hero 3 silver strapped to it and filmed a fireworks show, and the resulting video is approximately as marvelous as you’d expect it to be. We see different aerial shells exploding mid-air with a variety of colors and effects, and the camera manages to get shots from below, above, and right in the middle. The best shots are when the camera pans around a firework in mid-burst. The soundtrack... Read more...
In the immortal words of The Simpsons, July 4th is a time to celebrate the independence of our nation by blowing up a small part of it. Despite the fact that fireworks are insanely dangerous, they’re also a lot of fun--and there’s a lot of chemistry behind the dazzling displays we here in States will enjoy all day and night. Professor John A. Conkling wrote a textbook called the Chemistry Of Pyrotechnics: Basic Principles And Theory (we’ll wait here for a moment while you go buy that online), and he posted a video discussing and demonstrating how it all works. In a nutshell, you... Read more...
As you probably discovered the first time you picked up a fancy camera, be it a digital SLR or a high-end point-n-shoot, photography isn't easy. Automatic settings, while serviceable in some situations, can also result in crappy photos. Adding to the challenge is trying to shoot in the dark, which is something many of us will attempt tonight when fireworks light up the sky to celebrate our nation's Independence Day. Want some tips? National Geographic has put together a nice little gallery that offers up some solid instructions on how to photograph fireworks like a boss. Of course, there's more... Read more...
Happy 4th of July everyone!  It's Independence Day here in the United States, and that usually means a day filled with family, lots of food, and fun.  Be safe today, especially if you plan to mess with any fireworks, and enjoy the holiday.  And from all of us here at HotHardware, Happy 4th!... Read more...
Today is July 4th, otherwise known as Independence Day in the United States, which means good friends, good food on the grill, good beer, and of course fireworks! On the topic of fireworks and all the wonderful pyrotechnics that will ignite the skies tonight, have you ever wondered how they're made? It's a little more involved than packing black powder into a cardboard container and calling it good. Actually, it's pretty complex from start to finish. Popular Mechanics took a detailed look at the engineering of fireworks, which start off as handcrafted shells encased in treated cardboard and heavy... Read more...
Happy 4th of July everyone!  It's Independence Day here in the United States, and that usually means a day filled with family, lots of food, and fun.  Be safe today, especially if you plan to mess with any fireworks, and enjoy the holiday.  And from all of us here at HotHardware, Happy 4th!... Read more...
Happy 4th of July everyone!  It's Independence Day here in the United States, and that usually means a day filled with family, lots of food, and fun.  Be safe today, especially if you plan to mess with any fireworks, and enjoy the holiday.  And from all of us here at HotHardware, Happy 4th! While we have your attention, don't forget to enter our Independence Day Sweepstakes.  There's still plenty of time left before we pick the winner.  Good Luck!... Read more...
Happy 4th of July everyone! It's Independence Day here in the United States, and that usually means a day filled with family, lots of food, and fun. Be safe today, especially if you plan to mess with any fireworks, and enjoy the holiday with your families and loved ones. And from all of us here on HotHardware, Happy 4th of July! ... Read more...