The Build

Photo Rig

In this project, I am going to show you how to make an automatic camera rig for shooting a high-resolution panorama photo using a cheap point-and-shoot camera.

The camera rig is made from three metal frames and three servo motors. The servo motors control the pan, tilt, and shutter of the camera. The metal frames hold all the parts together and allow you to mount everything onto a camera tripod.

An Arduino is set up to automatically adjust the position of the camera and take pictures at set intervals. When the process is complete, you will have a grid of pictures that cover a wide area. These pictures are then stitched together to create a single high-resolution panoramic image.

Introduction

The Build

Photo Rig

In this project, I am going to show you how to make an automatic camera rig for shooting a high-resolution panorama photo using a cheap point-and-shoot camera.

The camera rig is made from three metal frames and three servo motors. The servo motors control the pan, tilt, and shutter of the camera. The metal frames hold all the parts together and allow you to mount everything onto a camera tripod.

An Arduino is set up to automatically adjust the position of the camera and take pictures at set intervals. When the process is complete, you will have a grid of pictures that cover a wide area. These pictures are then stitched together to create a single high-resolution panoramic image.

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