Finally…The Vortex/Hornady BULLET-CAM by Dan Zimmerman | Apr 01, 2017 | 60 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Science marches on. comments Jon in CO says: April 1, 2017 at 16:11 This was the best one, hands down. Reply Nobody special says: April 1, 2017 at 16:16 I’m not coming to this site anymore today. Reply Geoff PR says: April 1, 2017 at 16:22 “This was the best one, hands down.” That one had me until nearly the very end, when it showed the flight video. Only then did I realize there was no way a million FPS video cam could possibly be in there. But, damn, was that ever one of the *slickest* video gags yet. They put some serious work in on that one… Reply Jon in CO says: April 1, 2017 at 18:03 The thing I questioned was, “how is it transmitting that video without power, that far away?” Reply Sam I Am says: April 1, 2017 at 18:16 “how is it transmitting that video without power, that far away?” Seriously? Everyone knows bullets are hot, literally, coming out of the barrel. The heat is routed to an internal heat sink, which powers a flux capacitor, which fires little bolts of lightning into a miniature RF nanobots that continuously transmit sub-space data packets to a host (smart phone/tablet). Because of the nanobots, there is no need for gyroscopic stabilization. The data stream, made up of unlimited numbers of datas, is resolved in the host, making things look just like a camera mounted atop the bullet. Get it? Got it? Good. LarryinTX says: April 1, 2017 at 18:50 Sam, are you sure? I was thinking it would be steam generators. Sam I Am says: April 1, 2017 at 20:16 “Sam, are you sure? I was thinking it would be steam generators.” Micro steam generators are used for the launch catapult. gsteele says: April 1, 2017 at 19:44 D’oh! How hard is that to figure out? Can you say wind power? It’s flying freakin’ 3,000 feet per second – that’s a 2,000 mile an hour wind! Enough energy to power a gatling gun! Jeez, I gotta tell you everything . . . Sam I Am says: April 1, 2017 at 20:19 “Can you say wind power?” Wind is the emergency backup power sourced. In case you shoot on a cold day, and the heat build-up from the gases and barrel friction do not quite spin-up the flux capacitor. Blue535 says: April 3, 2017 at 04:44 It’s easy, this is a real deal. They have a nuclear reactor inside the round and that’s what powers the camera. Wsuufg says: April 3, 2017 at 11:37 Tiny RTG powered by used night sight Tritium modules. Anonymous says: April 1, 2017 at 17:03 I agree! Gut buster – this one. I couldn’t stop laughing. Reply Rusty Chains says: April 1, 2017 at 17:39 Sorry TTAG they came up with the better April Fools joke! Reply Rick the Bear (MA to NH!!) says: April 1, 2017 at 16:12 Cool! Expensive, but cool. Reply LarryinTX says: April 1, 2017 at 18:51 I suspect $2, maybe $2.50 a round, huh? Reply Bob in IN says: April 1, 2017 at 16:14 Another April Fools vid? Reply Geoff PR says: April 1, 2017 at 17:35 No, everything you see on the internet is true… Reply 16V says: April 2, 2017 at 00:56 The general public doesn’t have a damn clue what can be done, or can’t, IRL…. Reply Curtis in IL says: April 1, 2017 at 18:14 Bob, Check out the date on the video display around 2:22. Reply ucfgrad93 says: April 1, 2017 at 16:15 That was awesome! I agree with Jon, this is the best one of the day! Reply Geoff PR says: April 1, 2017 at 16:18 Dang. I assumed TTAG was going with Nick’s April Fools gag than the one I tipped them with… Reply Carl says: April 1, 2017 at 16:33 Those scientists looked legit. Reply Tom in Oregon says: April 1, 2017 at 16:37 I can see this in the not too distant future. Reply LarryinTX says: April 2, 2017 at 11:28 Like, about 1 April 2018! Reply Carrucan says: April 1, 2017 at 16:41 I’d spend $100 for a box of these. Reply LarryinTX says: April 1, 2017 at 18:52 Box of 50, yeah! Reply Isaac says: April 2, 2017 at 07:51 If this was legit I would pay the $99.99/10rds. Its $8.50 more than what I pay per round but I’d have some sweet video of long range coyote killin. Reply JoeVK says: April 1, 2017 at 16:41 My first thought: Yeah, bullets spin, and that “bullet camera” sure as hell isn’t. Then I remembered what day it is. Reply LarryinTX says: April 1, 2017 at 18:57 High-speed gimbals, synthetic lube. Reply Randbo says: April 2, 2017 at 11:04 Duh…..I didn’t even think about bullet spin. Reply tsbhoa.p.jr says: April 2, 2017 at 12:13 i so em bear assed. Reply CarlosT says: April 1, 2017 at 16:42 This is actually pretty good. Nice production values. Reply Sam I Am says: April 1, 2017 at 16:50 ‘Mericans can make they self some gadgets. Derivative gadgets may prove more useful than the original. Reply Me says: April 1, 2017 at 16:53 I totally bought it. Dang…aahm stoopid. Gump mode. Reply Boba Fett says: April 1, 2017 at 16:57 Fugouttahere. Reply Burt says: April 1, 2017 at 16:59 I want to beleive Reply Swobard says: April 1, 2017 at 19:33 Me too! C’mon… how cool would that be! Reply Vhyrus says: April 1, 2017 at 17:05 I want this to be legit. Reply Adub says: April 1, 2017 at 17:06 That was awesome. Slick and well done. Of course, Brownells ad at the bottom of this page says they are the internet’s largest “Tactical Falcon Dealer” with free shipping on all birds. Reply Vhyrus says: April 1, 2017 at 17:15 Could you imagine opening a box filled with a golden eagle that was tossed around for 3 days with no food or water? Reply BLAMMO says: April 1, 2017 at 17:06 They don’t say it but the teeny tiny little camera is mounted inside a teeny tiny little gimbal / gyro stabilization mount. Otherwise, the video would spin with the ballistics. But of course, you all knew that. Reply Irishmike says: April 1, 2017 at 17:46 You guys are evil! I hate every one of you! ? Reply The Pontificator says: April 1, 2017 at 18:04 TTAG I’m gonna slap yo mamma!!!! Reply Heywood says: April 1, 2017 at 18:43 Looks like an actual range at those coordinates https://www.google.com/maps/place/43%C2%B021'34.0%22N+89%C2%B031'20.0%22Wfirstname.lastname@example.org,-89.5338948,8897m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d43.3594444!4d-89.5222222 Reply Curtis in IL says: April 1, 2017 at 22:07 Winnequah Gun Club Lodi, WI Reply Curtis in IL says: April 1, 2017 at 22:11 Winnequah Gun Club Lodi, WI Rifle ranges out to 1,200 yards. Reply Kc in NorCal says: April 1, 2017 at 18:50 I’ll take a couple dozen of just the projectile, best spy cam ever. Reply LarryinTX says: April 1, 2017 at 19:01 You do realize that using it while stationary would result in an apparent counterspin around 150,000 RPM, right? Sheesh, some people. Reply Badwolf says: April 1, 2017 at 20:27 The pistol caliber bullet cam was issued to all members of LE today. Also announced today, gun manufacturers have finally perfected micro stamping technology. Reply Bobiojimbo says: April 1, 2017 at 23:26 That’s… actually cool! Reply A. C. says: April 1, 2017 at 23:45 Remember that guided .50 BAR bullet developed at Sandia Labs? The first announcement was just over four years ago (and not on April 1): http://www.defensereview.com/sandia-labs-self-guided-bullet-laser-guided-50-caliber-saboted-round-coming-for-the-u-s-ordnance-m2hb-qcb-quick-change-barrel-ma-deuce-heavy-machine-gun-hmg-meet-the-possible/ What improvements has Sandia Labs made since then? Reply tsbhoa.p.jr says: April 2, 2017 at 12:19 just wait until the bin laden bullet cam video is released. not to mention harambe. and cecil. can you imagine the pay per view earnings for kennedy/ king? Reply T. Parsons says: April 2, 2017 at 14:38 $99.99 per box of 10. LOL Hilarious. Reply Scoutino says: April 2, 2017 at 18:05 If or when someone comes up with bullet cameras they will go into shotgun slugs first I suppose. More space, no spin and much lower pressures and acceleration rates. Powered by piezo crystal maybe? Reply Hannibal says: April 2, 2017 at 20:24 Just waiting until ALCU doesn’t get it and insists that all police officers be issued only these types of rounds. Reply The Dotted Line says: April 2, 2017 at 21:32 Is the Under Armour shirt part of the April Fool’s day gag? Surely no self-respecting firearm company would still want to associate with them. Reply Justsomeguy says: April 3, 2017 at 10:16 I absolutely hate April 1st. The idea that we think it’s a good idea to put out fake news any day is senseless. Reply Michael Arnold says: April 7, 2017 at 19:12 G O O D – O N E ! ! ! I’ll admit, I swallowed it hook, line, and primer. Embarrassed? You bet. Upset? Not the least bit. It was a great gag. 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