Monday, August 17, 2015

High Resolution Panoramic Photography Rig



In this project, I am going to show you how to make an automatic camera rig that will allow you to shoot high resolution panoramas 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 microcontroller is set up to automatically adjust the position of the camera and takes pictures at set intervals. When the process is complete, you will have a grid or pictures that cover a wide area. These pictures are them stitched together to create a single high resolution panoramic image.

For detailed step by step instructions on how to build this project, check out the Instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Resolution-Panoramic-Photography-Rig/

Friday, August 14, 2015

I Will Be Guest Starring on the TV Show "Hack My Life"

The season premiere of Hack My Life airs Tuesday August 18th. I will be guest starring on the show and I will teach everyone how to use power tools to help in cooking. Here is a clip of the upcoming episode:

Monday, August 3, 2015

LED Matrix Dessert Tray



Everyone loves desserts like cake. But you can make them even better by adding LEDs. By setting up an LED matrix under your dessert, you can make it light up and play animations. In this project, I am going to show you how to make a dessert tray with a built-in LED matrix that you can control with an Arduino.

For step by step instructions on how to build this project, check out the Instructable:
http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Matrix-Dessert-Tray/