Applied Logic controller used in underwater video housing

Every once in a while, there is a cool cross-over between business and some of my other interests.  Here’s a great example.  A while back, my friend Mike Hastings, who owns AquaVideo ( which is a company that designs and manufacturers underwater housings for video equipment, called me and needed an embedded controller for a new housing he was developing for the new RED ONE ultra-HD video camera that is capable of shooting motion picture-quality digital video.  Long story short, Applied Logic ( was able to customize one of our embedded controllers for his needs.  Essentially, our controller reads button presses from the diver operating the camera, then processes these into serial commands that get sent to the controller ( that controls the aperture, focus, and other camera functions on the RED ONE.

AquaVideo is the first company to have digital controls in a RED ONE camera housing.  We’re proud to be part of this design.

First dive of the season

Well I finally got out yesterday for my first dive of the season.  Square Lake (near Stillwater, MN) was the venue and it was great.  Of all the dives I’ve made here over the years, I have never seen the visibility this good (over 20 feet).  The water was a little on the cool side at 48 degrees — thank goodness for drysuits.