Feb 192012

The menu for the panorama robot is slowly getting more useful as I learn how to make the menu structure. Once I figure out saving values between power cycles, I’ll be ready to mount the 16×2 LCD screen.


Of course I can’t show the video without also showing the result (scaled to 50% to keep filesizes manageable).

Feb 072012

I have mentioned panoramas before. This time, it got lazy. I’m sure things will improve, since this is the first run.

It uses a lazy susan bearing, 2 Futaba S3004 servos, a Hitec HS-55 micro servo, an Arduino UNO SMD, a pile of brackets, bolts, boards and wires. I whipped up an arduino sketch that starts the panorama when I hit the letter “a” in a serial terminal, prints the servo angles for each stop, then waits for input when it’s done. I’ve decided on a 10 degree step in both pan and tilt with the zoom in all the way on the Nikon S220 camera. To get the pictures to my laptop, I use my Eye-Fi Share 2GB SD card. I then use Microsoft Image Composite Editor to stitch them.


And here’s the result, scaled down to a reasonable size. There are definitely some stitching errors. I suspect having the camera angle skewed to the right doesn’t help much.

Nov 012011

You should visit Waubonsie State Park near Hamburg, Iowa. The overlook is pretty cool. I managed to make a panorama while I was there.


I made another high resolution picture behind the toilets of cabin #5

Road to Cabin #6


Tree Outside Cabin #6


Yellow Fall Colors


Peeking Through the Trees


Jul 262011

I went up to Hitchcock Nature Center and took some pictures. You should Like them on Facebook.


NOTE: Requires Microsoft Silverlight

Hitchcock Nature Center – 2011 Missouri River Flood
Captured: 07/24/2011 20:00
Megapixels 540.79


360 interactive panorama from the observation tower

Sunset photos from the observation tower



Other interactive panoramas I’ve made

Previous flood-related posts:


Jul 262011

My most recent high resolution interactive panorama created with Microsoft ICE (Image Composite Editor) hosted on photosynth.net

NOTE: Requires Microsoft Silverlight

Lewis and Clark Monument – 2011 Missouri River Flood
Captured: 07/01/2011 17:15 2011
Megapixels 848.26

Link http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=e4cc73f9-19cb-4148-8a51-40e4d0b4aa25

Link to my other panoramas on photosynth.net