Panoramic photography can create fascinating exposures of the area around the user - to the point of producing professional output that can be sold (and often is). However creating a perfectly-aligned exposure can be a challenge in some situations.
With this in mind Brett Oliver has created an Arduino-controlled solution that uses a stepper motor to rotate the camera bracket - which allows for a customised level of speed, number of steps and exposures. This allows for all manner of experimenting and even creating 360-degre panoramas. Check out the video below for a demonstration of the interface and a resulting time-lapse panoramic video:
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If you're looking to develop projects based on an Arduino that use stepper motors, or even CNC machines and much more - simplify the process with our Freetronics StepDuino board:
The StepDuino is a complete, self-contained Arduino-compatible board with 2 onboard stepper motor drivers, 2 servo outputs, a 20x4 LCD, a micro SD card slot, and more! It's a fantastic general purpose board for any project that uses stepper motors. You can use it as the brain of your next robotics project!
The StepDuino uses the same processor architecture as the common Arduino Uno, so you can program it right from the Arduino IDE simply by selecting "Arduino Uno" as the board type. Everything simply works out of the box, just as it would with a regular Arduino - but now you can also drive steppers directly and display feedback on the huge LCD. For more infromation, tutorials and to order - visit the StepDuino page.