Arduino controlled webcam panner

This is an instructable to show how to mount a webcam on a servo in a meccano frame and controlling it via an Arduino board. For a while now I was looking to do something more than blinking LEDs with my Arduino. This idea came to me while Skyping in our morning-meet with my colleagues to enable them to control what they see in our office. So on a rainy  Sunday afternoon a while back I pitched it to a buddy ...

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Arduino+Stepper Motor Camera Slider

This is a trial and error / design and development process which I followed in developing a camera slider for creating time-lapse video clips on my DSLR camera. The idea came from using standard Aluminium extrusions I have available at hardware stores, and create a slider chassis / dolly which is able to slide along this extrusion. The Aluminium extrusion is what builders use for creating a smooth screed on ...

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Bird Proof Squirrel Feeder & Solar Powered Camera using Arduino

The Solar Powered-Bird Proof Squirrel Feeder w\ Camera will allow squirrels to retrieve seeds, nuts, and corn kernels without worrying about those pesky birds stealing all their food. While your squirrel enjoys the spoils of your feeder, you'll enjoy lovely digital photos to entertain and impress your friends, family, and fellow squirrel lovers. This environment friendly project is powered entirely off of s ...

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Brushless Gimbal with Arduino

This is a Spring 2014 Electronics project at Pomona College created by Andreas Biekert and Jonah Grubb. Thanks to Professor Dwight Whitaker, Tony Grigsby and the Pomona Physics Department. Our goal with this project was to create a 2 axis brushless gimbal controlled solely by an Arduino Uno with input from an accelerometer/gyro. A gimbal is a camera stabilization system that uses motors to correct unwanted ...

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Motion Sensing Digital Camera & Alarm using Arduino

Welcome to my instructable on how to make an Arduino-controlled motion sensing camera and alarm! The motivation behind this project, which I worked on in my electronics class at Pomona College, was the need to keep away varmints (particularly raccoons) that were digging up my parents' yard. Although a simple motion sensing alarm would probably do the trick, I decided to add a camera to the circuit so that I ...

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Capture the image of a falling object

The aim of this project is to create a setup to capture the image of a falling object or any object in motion at a precise time using a DSLR and Arduino microcontroller. It can be done in many different ways, but the method I tried is illustrated below.   The idea is, when the object falling or moving blocks the light source from reaching light sensor the camera and/or the external flash unit is trigge ...

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Arduino controlled Rotary Stewart Platform

This instructable is about building a Rotary Stewart Platform. It allows to position its moving platform in six degrees of freedom. This specific platform is designed to be able to position a DSLR or any other digital camera. This version of Stewart Platform uses instead of linear actuators just ordinary hobbyist servos for motion. Whole platform is controlled by an Arduino Uno, it computes all necessary eq ...

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Capture the image of a falling object using Arduino

The aim of this project is to create a setup to capture the image of a falling object or any object in motion at a precise time using a DSLR and Arduino microcontroller. It can be done in many different ways, but the method I tried is illustrated below. Figure 1: Schematic of the setup The idea is, when the object falling or moving blocks the light source from reaching light sensor the camera and/or the ext ...

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Digital Zoetrope using Arduino

A zoetrope is a mechanical device that animates a series of pictures by spinning them fast enough that the images appear to merge together and move, My digital zoetrope works on a similar principal, by flashing the LEDs while they are spinning it is possible to display text, patterns and possible even simple animations. My design uses an Arduino Pro mini powered by a system of brushes and a magnet and hall ...

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How to set up a Public Window

Public Window (http://www.publicwindow.net) is an open source project which allows artists to display their creations in a window and have people from all around the world interact with it. This is a step-by-step guide on how to set up a Public Window of your own. A Public Window consists of an artwork connected via an Arduino to a PC with a touchscreen. When someone walks by that window, he or she can than ...

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RC tank with a moving FPV camera using Arduino

In this instructable I show you how to build remote control tank with FPV camera. At the beginning I build only RC tank without FPV camera but when I was driving it in the house I have not seen where it is. So I came up with that I will add to it the camera mounted on a 2 servos. The range is about 100m, you can also ride with it at home. With this tank you can see what your cat is doing when you're not loo ...

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Lightning Shutter Trigger for a Camera using Arduino

I knew there were devices that could trigger a camera to fire during a lightning strike, but their circuits were more complicated than I wanted to make. I’m a software guy not a hardware guy so I decided to use an Arduino and that allowed me to write a little code that made the circuit much simpler. Before I got started I looked at this wikipedia article about lightning so that I could verify this project w ...

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