November 06, 2013

Build a time-lapse panning controller for a GoPro camera with Arduino

Wanting to make his own time-lapse panning controller for his GoPro camera, Tyler Winegarner chose the Arduino platform and in a short amount of time went from a beginner to creating this finished project. The controller allows for timed durations of panning (rotating the camera from left to right or in reverse) which allows for some interesting time photography effects. The build and some demonstrations of the results are in the following video:

The system is quite simple, with the Arduino driving a small stepper motor which rotates the camera via a series of gears and related hardware - and a neat user-interface with a typical Arduino LCD/keypad shield. To make your own version, check out Tyler's project page.  

And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. Like Tyler, if you're new to Arduino then a great board to start with is our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs:   

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