Hello Chris and the others ...
I am the "happy" owner of a MX2 controler !
I confirm that this controler is really able to control:
1. the "Dynamic Perfection" dolly system (I don't have it
... at this moment) but I have tested with my own dolly successfully ! (my Dolly use the same motor as the DP system)
2. the Merlin head (a smal cable should be made DIY) , I have also tested successfully !
3. A camera in Timelapse, also tested successfully !
4. Something to come ... I don't know the details
The Merlin firmware should not be modify, you have just to load the "Merlin library" into the Arduino controler of the MX2... this is very easy and don't ask special knowledge nor special material, just a PC and a USB cable ...
This Merlin library is the results of the work of "FMA38" on the Merlin protocol and the work of "GuzZzt" on porting this protocol on the Arduino controler.
I have buy the MX2 controler in kit and mounted myselve ... quite "tricky" but feasable !
The big advantage of this controler is the "huge" flexibility in a "multiple axis" system combined with Timelapse etc ...
Actually, I am looking for the possibility to include the usage of "Papywizard" presets into the MX2 Arduino ...
But that's another story.
Merlin + Papywizard on Windows 7 & Nokia 770 Â§ N810 & Acer (Netbook) + PanoramaApp AndroÃ¯d + Deltawave PapyMerlin BT + Autopano
Spherical Pano (180 x 360) with Canon 40D + Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom & PÃ´le Pano with Canon 5D MK2 and shaved Tokina 10-17 3.5-4.5 AF DX Fisheye
Gigapixel photography with Nikon D200 + Sigma 70-200 F 2.8 EX DG APO HSM