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Brian Kaurich

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  1. *UPDATE* It has been about a year since I first built my 80/20 cart and I just wanted to give an update on how it has been working out in the field. I also wanted to answer some questions that I have been receiving. Everyone has been so kind & encouraging and it's nice to receive all the comments and questions. When it comes to loose bolts, I have only had to tighten the ones on the handles and on the bar the handles are attached to. Every time I check the rest of the bolts, they are secure. A couple bolts have fallen off from underneath the right handle because I forgot to
  2. I have been using my 80/20 cart for a few months now on several different projects and I have really put it through its paces. It's been up and down stairs, on and off camera trucks, in and out of my car, and on all types of terrain. It has also been used outside on hot days and into cold nights. I just checked all the bolts (took a little over 5 minutes) and everything is still tight and secure as when I first built it. I'm sure over time several bolts will loosen, but I can't imagine all bolts coming loose and causing a problem. When I was researching 80/20, I had read that the bolts would n
  3. The latency is minimal, a few frames or so, and generally it feels like there is almost no latency at all. The powerline extender works surprisingly well and I've used it with about 200 feet of stinger to get the signal around a beach house, which worked perfectly. The extender unit can be set to duplicate the Wi-Fi signal from the router, or it can be set to act as a separate hotspot with a different SSID and password. The encoder unit stays in the bag, connected to the router with an Ethernet cable, and the tranceiver unit gets plugged into an extension cord. As long as the power cable for t
  4. I used the 80/20 online store to order everything and they charge $2 per cut. I studied the catalog and then used the online store to search for parts in the 10 Series (1" profile) to see what I could work with. I only had a tape measure and my imagination when I was designing the cart, so I made a bunch of sketches to figure out what I would need. An early sketch of the base module is below. I had other sketches that used circles to map out all of the screws that would be needed. It was all very unscientific but thankfully my measurements were correct and it all worked out.
  5. @Philip Perkins: I used the 80/20 ABS haircell panels, which have a smooth side and a textured side. I used Velcro to attach everything to the textured side. @Derek H: No issues with the camera department because the Cubes are not transmitting wirelessly, just the Wi-Fi router is. The Cubes use Ethernet cables to connect to an Apple AirPort Extreme router in a bag. The router is flipped so the fan is at the top and the two Cubes are attached with Velcro. The other side of the bag holds the power cables. Photos are below.
  6. That is the Teradek TeraView app. I have a router connected to two Teradek Cubes, which connect to the monitor outputs at video village. My iPad connects to the router and the TeraView app displays the video signal from each Cube. I'll use a Wi-Fi powerline extender if range becomes an issue.
  7. Thank you all for the kind words. @Mirror: The top module cost about $300 for the 80/20 parts and the base module was about $800. @Wandering Ear: Four T-knob screws secure the top module to the base. Each nut has a set screw to keep it in place, which makes it very easy to line up and tighten quickly. The photos below show how it works.
  8. For awhile I was using a modified baby stroller as a sound cart (seen here) and recently I decided it was time for an upgrade. I liked the idea of a two-module sound cart, much like the RastOrder SU, so I built my own using the 80/20® framing system. I purchased the Chindha recorder brackets first, then designed the top module around that. I then built the base module from the measurements of the top module. I made it wide enough so I can add rack rails in the future if I need to. The top module connects to the b
  9. I agree that the Mix12 has routing limitations related to having only four options for Fader Channel Assignment. It would be amazing to route any analog or digital input to any fader on the Mix12 but that is not an option I have found with my Fusion 12. Perhaps the Deva16 has the option for infinite routing of the faders? Many times I would have been happy with faders 1-6 for digital inputs and 7-12 for analog inputs, but that is not even an option! Only four options for fader routing (#1: 1-6A, 7-12D), (#2: 1-8A, 9-12D), (#3: 1-8D, 9-12A), (#4: 1-4A, 1-8D) and I find that very limiting. Despi
  10. Here are some current photos of my always-evolving stroller sound cart. I listened to the comments about the chaotic appearance and made some changes to clean it up. I have added a Zaxcom Mix-8 attached to an adjustable arm and the Fusion keyboard was moved to a much more convenient spot on the stroller. I removed most of the Lectrosonics wireless from the setup but a Lectro SRb receiver is still available on the bag if needed. I moved the phone-charging USB hub to inside the organizer basket. No more cable mess. I was very impressed with the Sound Guys Solutions new qu
  11. The advantages, for me, are too many to list and I prefer to work this way. What works for me probably won't work for most. I also prefer to have two boom operators at all times, which the producers make room in the budget for, but again, that is just how I prefer to work and it's not for everyone.
  12. The producers are generally the first ones to plug in their phones to get charged on the stroller, so I'm not too worried.
  13. Here are a few photos of my updated stroller cart. The Fusion is the master recorder with the Nomad now recording a 6-track backup through AES as well as operating as a Zaxnet controller for the transmitters. A small 2.4GHz one watt booster is connected between the Nomad's Zaxnet RF connector and a 9dBi directional antenna. A fanless 175 watt DC to AC modified sine wave power inverter (yellow box) was added which is connected to the Remote Audio Hot Strip with the PSC Pelican LiFE battery underneath the sound bag. The inverter allows the 2.4GHz booster to receive power from the battery w
  14. George, that is a great setup and I love how compact it is. I really like the shelf below for the battery. Here is a photo I took when I wrapped out on my last project, ironically in front of the exterior of Paddy's Pub.
  15. Here are a few more photos of my stroller sound cart.
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