I realised rescently that I need specialised HDRI panoramic head for my DSLR for making 360 panoramic images. I could buy one, but automated heads are really expensive and I love to make stuff on my free time.
I’m pretty solid when it comes to make something - I work with wood, metal and any other materials, I have background on programing and I’m very good with 3D software, but Arduino and related elecronic stuff is new for me, thats why I became a member of this huge comunity (I spend a lot of time on Youtube to get general idea how Arduino works).
Heads frame itself will be easy to make - will be laser cutted in the end from aluminum or stainless steel.
I will attach some images with very basic idea how it will work.
I want it to be sturdy - it should easily handle up to 3 Kg camera (incl. lens).
Thing I like to hear ideas/advices/corrections on:
Hardware which I think I will need:
*Arduino chip itself (advice which one) - it will trigger shutter aswell (3 to 5 automatic exposure braketing, no metering/focus is needed, at least for now)
*2 stepper motors or 2 servos (for horizontal/360 and vertical/180 camera rotation) - witch will sute better?
*2 motor controlers
*Start button to start runing code
LCD and few keys for basic data input and output (at first - picture count and rotation angle will be hardcoded, on 2nd revision I would like to add LCD with option to input lens type so it could automaticaly calculate rotation angles/picture count.
Maybe there is someone who can guide me thru purchasing right electronic hardware for this project? I promise You will not waste Your time - I will make this project and will give away high resolution profesional quality panoramic images to those people