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Ekobots - Camera Pan & Tilt

by jsirgado Apr 18, 2014
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This is an incredibly cool project. Did you ever test it out for tracking stars? I'm curious as to how accurate the setup was, and how heavy of a camera it could hold?

Thank you!

Hi Brendan.

For this project just the arduino/processing interface with control by mouse.
The camera need to be very small and light, just servos.
It do not have a good, soft and precise motion(more like surveillance camera).

But I have other project for mega-photo(not astronomic track yet).
It uses arduino and step-motors(not servos) with gears, it is not extreme precise and robust because the plastic parts and is the version 1.0.
Because this I do not posted it in the thingiverse, but works great for me and support small hand cameras(not full frame or zoom lens).

I will try to make some improvements in the object in the next weeks.
And I will post it and the arduino/processing code(megaphoto) in the thingiverse as soon as possible.
I will message you when done.

You can see a sample of the mega-photo in the wikipedia commons: "Storm in São Paulo, Brazil".

Regards Juan.


I can not start processing Servo mouse Prc file, I get an error message about the font Vani-Bold-20.vlw
This file is already in my sketsch
What am I doing wrong
I use Processing 3.0.1 windows 32

Kind regards

The file " Vani-Bold-20.vlw" must to be inside a directory "data" in the "sketsch" directory.
The same structure that is inside the "Servo_mouse_Prc.zip" file.
I believe that it is the problem.