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Hi guys,

check out my project. It's a lightwight robot for spheric and multirow panorama for a dslr camera. I'm using one arduino mini pro as main controller and for controlling and drive the servo a pololu servo controller.




Diagrams, key features, code and more pictrues at


http://openrise.com/lab/bender_328/index.htm?arduino


Just wondering what people think about it


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That's really cool, well done!

How much did all that cost you?
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zehr schon!

My next project is to make an intervalometer with my Duemila, but am working on Robot 1.0 first.

Very nice, looks solid and sturdy.
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Just wondering what people think about it
Looks brilliant!

How long does it take to shoot a panorama like that?
How long does it take to stitch them all together!?
How big are the image file sizes?

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Some additional information;

Material cost (rounded, excluding shipping)
  • servos: 2 x 40$: 80$
  • arduino mini pro: 20$
  • pololu servo controller: 20$
  • alu tubes: 20$
  • display: 10$
  • rotary encoder, buttons, optocoupler, ... 20$
  • camera shutter cable: 30$
  • shafts, gears, adaptors and srews: 100$
Total: 300$, but I easily spent twice as much or even more.

Taking panorama

  • Shooting time depends on the focal length and the sensor size of the camera. For a spheric panorama with 22mm and a Canon EOS 20D, the robot takes about 50-60 images in 3-4 minutes.
  • Stitching time depends on the number of picture, it varies between minutes (20 pics) and hours (more than 200 pics) on a 4 core 3.5Ghz machine with 8GB ram.
  • Images sizes: up to 3GB for a gigapixel picture
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Love it! Just been looking at the pictures... simply AMAZING! And the build quality is great too! *WAAANT!* smiley-razz
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