360 Panoramic Motorised Programmable Tripod Head for DSLR
by webboggles, published
About 170 degrees vertical fov with samyang 8mm (corner to corner)
Update: page about the project dslr360.ilyatitov.com/
Example panoramas: ilyatitov.com/360/
See it in action: youtu.be/m-kqBCw5f4w
Nema 17 motor
2 printed gears
1 printed quick release lens clamp
1 printed motor support
cable ties :D
This hack is completely reversible, ie you can take everything off and have your panoramic head in its original condition again. The parts are attached with cable ties and hot glue which comes off with a bit of force.
More info to follow if anyone is interested
This project is a continuation of my iphone panoramic head project (I didn't have a 3d printer then) iphone360.ilyatitov.com/
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You get what yo pay for with tripods, manfrotto tripods are perfect if you want to make it rotate with a motor. The head mount is 6cm in diameter and it is the same on a tripod I've had since 2007 and the one I picked up in the airport going on a break. The large gear fits around it perfectly with a bit of bashing and stays on without any glue. And the tripods are nice and sturdy. The head is a 3 way standard head that had 2 knobs replaced with screws.
The lens is samyang 8mm, they come in 2 versions with fixed hood and detachable hood. I've used both and its just a small difference in the lens recess of the clamp.
Awesome project. I would really like to make one of my own. I have a few questions before I get started to make sure that I am not wasting my time. I don't have a large budget.
Which Manfrotto tripod mount are you using? What is necessary functionally that makes this mount ideal? Which lens are you using?
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Gears are a tight fit, might need a bit of filing to get them on.
The lens holder is rotated to minimise wasted plastic on support material, don't forget to enable it!
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