Digital cameras are wonderful devices making experiments with images very easy.
You might dream of features that are not available in your camera menu.
This project helps you realizing the following:
- cylindrical or hemispherical panoramas
- stop motion animations
- night photography
It can be used “headless ” (no computer attached).
Pictures will be available on camera memory card for computer processing.
This instructable provides drawings and arduino sketch.
The provided sketch (firmware) can easily be upgraded by anyone to provide more features.
You will need the following:
- 3x small wheels
- thin panel either wood or acrylic (e.g. plywood, MDF, Medium-density fibreboard)
- 2x standard size servos (e.g. Futaba S3003)
- more thin panels
- 1x micro servo (e.g. Futaba S3107)
- “L” brackets (e.g. ~2.5 inches or 6 centimeters)
- Arduino 2009 (aka. Duemilanove) or latest model
- Arduino Sensor Shield (i.a. grid pin header connections)
- LCD (HD44780-based) + cable + connectors (prefer backlit LCD)
- buttons + prototype PCB + resistors + cable + connector
- laser cutter (for the luckiest)
- cutter (for the others)
- soldering iron
- bolts and nuts
- threaded rot and wingnuts
- adhesive tape
- bolt to attach the camera (0.25”)
- buzzer + cable + connector (beep before a shot)
- photoresistor + cable + connector (light -> exposure & lcd back-light)
Step 1: Build the base
- insert the jpeg-drawings in your favorite editor
- set or keep the image size at 100%
- set your printer driver’s scaling option to “None”
- check the printed scale with a ruler (inches or centimeters)
(adjust and reprint if necessary)
Use a cutter to have adequate marks
Stick the paper on the wood panel with adhesive tape
Draw more marks
Saw and drill