As many of you have already discovered with a peek into my website, I love photography and especially 360° panoramas. Lately I've dived into the fascinating world of Gigapixel photography. So I bought a motorized tripod head and I've made some Gigapixel tests
Although they're not huge (if you want to see a huge beautiful panorama give a look to Cannes 65 Gigapixel
) they give you an idea of the power of the technique.
I then decided to build my own motorized panohead. This is a project I've had for last 3 or 4 years, and I always lacked of time. First idea was to use two step motors and a pic board as Arduino, to obtain a real versatile robot which would have make everybody green with envy ;-) as this one
of Phil Warner which I've always admired.
Unfortunately (maybe not?) my project is changed a little, and I chose to design the simplest and cheapest motorized gear for panoramic photography.