Hello Dolly

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Chris and I built a camera dolly! This was it’s first test.

Actually the construction and mechanical design was all Chris. My assistance was providing a controller for the stepper motor and shutter. It basically takes a shot, moves a small distance (1mm in this case), waits a period of time (2 seconds in this case) and starts again. We realise this video is quite dull and the clouds were terrible but it was just a test close to homebase. Look for future instalments featuring far more interesting subjects.

Early video of the dolly below.

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2 Responses to “Hello Dolly”

  1. Adrian on January 24th, 2012 7:53 am

    Nice execution!

    Where did you get the idea to build a dolly?

  2. Jon on January 24th, 2012 10:57 am

    There are many examples online. The one Chris used as an example to me was http://timescapes.org/. They use a variety of techniques including some using video cameras and varying the exposure over the period.

    Microprocessor control of the Dolly allows many possibilities, so there are future enhancements to be made!

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