David Dixon 16, a student at Film Program at , invented a cable-cam pulley system that allows a full-sized HD video camera to glide across a 300-foot cable line at 30 mph while maintaining a steady smooth image. This is similar to the ultra expensive “Sky-Cam" camera we see flying over football stadiums during NFL broadcasts.
For his invention, David was awarded a Blue Ribbon Editor’s Choice award at the 2012 Bay Area Maker’s Faire, a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness held in San Mateo.
David began his design at studios under the guidance of Executive Director Rick Tucker and commissioned his father to help him fabricate the final product.
With this success David is now determined to get seek admittance to one of the top engineering schools in the country such as Cal Tech or MIT. He will be attending school next year as a senior with a focused determination on improving his design even further.
See his camera rig in action!