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If the circle was small enough to fit, it wouldn't need to be perfectly round, and could be cut by hand using a jigsaw. I think it would need to be centred though. There is still the issue of the friction piece though. I sold my smaller camera, so I have more interested in this problem than before. ...
by BeeZed
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [merlin/orion] Crown Modification
Replies: 127
Views: 52092

I don't know the specifics of the cable you want to use, but the orion info here may help: http://www.autopano.net/forum/p27797-2008-08-14-07-08-41#p27797
by BeeZed
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: interface with usb server, usb router and laptop question
Replies: 15
Views: 4368

I really would appreciate explicit instructions. I really should be better at electronics, considering my background with them, but I am decades out of touch, really. Certainly, I am not afraid to solder things and get my hands dirty. I don't have much confidence or experience with this stuff eithe...
by BeeZed
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:33 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Alternatives to Tronisoft
Replies: 32
Views: 12866

It is great to see someone else trying wood as a possible solution. I had some MDF (like for cheap furniture or shelves) left over from another project, and so I made some arms too. I am trying to make a system that would adapt for different height cameras by having the body mount to an plate attach...
by BeeZed
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [merlin/orion] Crown Modification
Replies: 127
Views: 52092

Hi Andrew, I was guessing that the preset editor would mainly be a more user friendly GUI to make sure the preset templates are compliant. In a notepad situation, users might more easily add or delete some text that papywizard needs to parse the file. I would imagine that the server function would a...
by BeeZed
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [Papywizard v2] Open talk - general design, ideas...
Replies: 167
Views: 101772

Yes you get a movie, or a slide show as one scene fades into the next. If I was shooting sphericals, there would only be panning in the display, but i have seen a series where each capture is only a small section of the 360, and then the center of the view shifts to the right for the next time lapse...
by BeeZed
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [Papywizard v2] Open talk - general design, ideas...
Replies: 167
Views: 101772

Here are my thoughts: First Papywizard v1 has been great to follow and use, and has allowed may people to explore motorized pano heads. When APG becomes more stable it will be a powerful combination. For v2: 1) Timelapse: I am very keen to explore this area, especially after seeing the film Earth, w...
by BeeZed
Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:28 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [Papywizard v2] Open talk - general design, ideas...
Replies: 167
Views: 101772

Hello everybody- I might be a day or two late, but 1.5.6i-1 seems to be working fine on my 770 - no file menu crashes, no about > credits crashes. I am looking forward to v2 - though it might be a good time to start shopping for a laptop - or netbook....

Thanks!
by BeeZed
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: * Please test what may be last dev. release before 1.6.0-1 *
Replies: 53
Views: 11331

Mediavets - Your post is a great explanation of presets - http://www.autopano.net/forum/p33846-yesterday-03-50-21#p33846 It there a place on the papywizard wiki, or the auotopano wiki that it could be added, so people can find it in the future? I have been thinking of creating a page on my blog with...
by BeeZed
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [papywizard] Usefull Presets
Replies: 156
Views: 33528

Please keep exploring the possibilities. Even someone timid like me has started reading about robotics because of the merlin/orion project. I would love a tutorial.
by BeeZed
Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:01 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: New Servos for Gigapixel photography
Replies: 20
Views: 9838

BeeZed wrote: I played with 1.3.6 today on my 770. The only consistent crash came when I selected "file" from the menu. (I am not using a file for settings yet, and I assume this is the issue.) Papywizard closes completely in this case. Crashed on two other occasions, though I am not sure why. Once...
by BeeZed
Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:48 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [papywizard v1] Annoncement, feedback, bug report
Replies: 820
Views: 157398

You can also experiment and see what effect decreasing the no. of rows or columns will have on the Total FOV. With a hi-res pano involving a lot of images you may find that you can significantly reduce the no. of shots and the elapsed time of the shoot by dropping a row without a huge effect on the...
by BeeZed
Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:27 am
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: Time-lapse shooting
Replies: 7
Views: 6876

I wish I could keep up with developments! You are amazing. I would like to vote yes on the pause enabled. I can imagine wanting to stop the process periodically even if I wasn't attending most of the time. I could see reviewing camera settings, changing batteries on the merlin/orion (though I guess ...
by BeeZed
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:56 pm
 
Forum: Timelapse and related applications
Topic: [Papywizard] Simple timer/intervalometer
Replies: 42
Views: 20676

I guess I missed a lot since yesterday! I am confused as to which part of my comment I should edit, and where the is new thread?

Also in post #13 AlexandreJ is quoting me, but should be quoting beeloba I think. (Or he is quoting beloba is quoting me, but I didn't say anything about autopano-sift...)
by BeeZed
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Kaidan Panoramic Heads
Replies: 17
Views: 9243

I played with 1.3.6 today on my 770. The only consistent crash came when I selected "file" from the menu. (I am not using a file for settings yet, and I assume this is the issue.) Papywizard closes completely in this case. Crashed on two other occasions, though I am not sure why. Once might have bee...
by BeeZed
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:54 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: [papywizard v1] Annoncement, feedback, bug report
Replies: 820
Views: 157398

Frédéric, That is a great idea. Perhaps we can get an idea of how many users there are...
by BeeZed
Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: User Reports
Replies: 58
Views: 23417

Hello all, I felt ok reading the first post, as people announce their projects or link to a commercial product occasionally. By the third post, I felt as though Jim might be hijacking Kolor's web server. Whether it is allowed or not, Jim should be aware of this fact, as it defeats his marketing inte...
by BeeZed
Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Kaidan Panoramic Heads
Replies: 17
Views: 9243

the 10.5 FE -I used the 6 around (and less successfully the 4 around) presets with the FE, when I was trying things out, so I did get sphericals. I was just experimenting, and left the camera at the 18mm NPP. When I shoot manually I often crop back to 120 degrees on the vertical, and the horizontal ...
by BeeZed
Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: User Reports
Replies: 58
Views: 23417

Hi mediavets - thanks for the promotion of the blog post! I have been trying to catch up for a couple days with all the new material, so I might be able give some worthwhile input. You have been busy. I have to try the newer software, ( I have 1.2.1) but found the older version to be great for mosai...
by BeeZed
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:17 am
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: User Reports
Replies: 58
Views: 23417

Great to see some more folks down under getting going on these. Did either of you find a source for the BT>TTL electronics in Australia? I ordered the BlueSMIRF from the States (Trossen Robotics) but had a friend post them to me, as they wanted $95 USD for shipping essentially two sticks of gum. I t...
by BeeZed
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: Help with motorised pano head
Replies: 51
Views: 34151

New Merlin/Orion Model

I was just on Amazon and saw they are selling two versions - one is shipping in December. The "goto" model is smaller and lighter, and more portable, according to the Orion website. http://tinyurl.com/orion-goto-teletrack

The controller has an lcd screen... I wonder what else they have changed?
by BeeZed
Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: New Merlin/Orion Model
Replies: 26
Views: 15811

I'm running a 770. Except for problems connecting to the repositories - I was able to reflash and configure and get it going. I am new to Linux, so I am pretty happy. I had thought that the soldering of the wired remote adapter for my D80 was bad, but the Orion supplied cable has no conductivity in ...
by BeeZed
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:38 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Custom open source microcontroller for 10$
Replies: 10
Views: 3528

I just finished assembling my unit yesterday, so I can't speak to battery tests. ( A thanks to everyone who has written about their experiences, and a big thanks to Frederic for Papywizard!) I was thinking of exploring the use of those rechargeable batteries used in cordless drills. They come in 9v ...
by BeeZed
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Motorized panohead project: Merlin, Orion & Papywizard
Topic: User Experience Of Batteries And Battery Life
Replies: 15
Views: 4966

I have no reason to comment, as I am a functional illiterate when it comes to electronics, but I saw a cool project that uses gumstix boards . The chosen computational platform is the Gumstix Basix400, which has a 400MHz Intel XScale processor with 64MB of SDRAM and 4MB flash providing all the basic...
by BeeZed
Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:41 pm
 
Forum: Hardware (OLD)
Topic: Custom open source microcontroller for 10$
Replies: 10
Views: 3528

Back with more third hand information: This guy says the camera circuit is 3.3v and 0.5 mA in a 350D. I also had a link to a stereo rig description in the my archives which uses a hard wired "y" remote cable on a EOS. Finally, I emailed a friend into 3D photography, and he has seen a demonstration w...
by BeeZed
Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Has anyone attempted 3D pano?
Replies: 16
Views: 4665
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