Month: February 2017

DSLR Pan & Tilt Rig for Timelapse Photography

Overview Adding motion to timelapse photography or video can really add an extra dimension of interest.  Unfortunately, most commercially available systems cost as much as the camera gear, or more.  The goal of this project is to develop a simple pan/tilt rig capable of carrying a digital SLR camera. This rig will be controlled by…

By Rob February 13, 2017 0

Dew Heater Controller

Ever spend all night shooting a Milky Way time-lapse only to discover the next morning that your lens got fogged up and ruined most of you shots?  No?  Just me?  Ok well just in case you’re ever in such a situation, you might find this DIY dew heater project useful. The goal of this project is…

By Rob February 13, 2017 0

Motion Controller

This motion controller can control up to three stepper motor axes for pan, tilt, dolly, etc. motion.  The design consists of a motor control and driver board, and a handheld user interface with LCD display. Motion Controller The brain of the motion rig controller is an Arduino microcontroller.  Arduinos are simple to program, are cheap, and are…

By Rob February 12, 2017 0