Hi friends, if this is not the place to ask this question excuse me.
First of all I am new to arduino. I am planning to make panoramic tripod head (Panoramic tripod head - Wikipedia) and I was searching in internet for a suitable controller and I came to know about arduino. I like self programmable feature. So my problem is I don't know which board I have to select for my project. I have to connect these things to the board
- two unipolar stepper motors
- one 2X16 LCD display
- one 2X2 key pad
- one out pin to connect to a IR LED ( To trigger the camera, my camera is supported a remote controller)
- two home-position sensors (To Initialize/home-position the panoramic tripod head )
So please help me to find out a correct board.
Thanks in advance for all suggestions and inputs
just for the same purpose I began with the standard board then switched to a Arduino Nano (just to get a smaller footprint), two easydriver stepper controller, two bipolar steppers, serial LCD 4x20 and a Wii Nunchuck, no sensors for end/limit position, I trigger the cam via a cannibalized wired remote cable
i was thinking about something similar, and i figured out that to have a good mechanic is the most important part. the rest should be easy. so i would start with a concept for a very precise turning head.
one well documented approach you can see here
you could pimp the NXT-motors to run with Arduino as they use SPI
(just google SPI NXT)
a worm/spur gear is imho a good solution
very good idea for a mechanic. i was thinking much more complicated. puts my idea closer to reach so that there is no excuse anymore not to do it
sorry sync, but this way the npp (no parallax point, see No-parallax point - PanoTools.org Wiki) does not stay in one place and thus creates parallax!
this is not a problem as long there are no objects near to the camera but it not fitted to do 360 by 180 (or Full Spherical, see: Panorama formats - PanoTools.org Wiki) panoramas.