Panoboter – 2 servos, more than 1300 lines of code

Davide GombaJuly 5th, 2010

Arduino forum [mhemhe] shared on [OpenRise.com] a very peculiar creation: the Panoboter,

a  lightwight robot for spheric and multirow panorama for a dslr camera. I’m using one arduino mini pro as main controller and for controlling and drive the servo a pololu servo controller.

Congratulation for the work and effort, and sucha good detailed internet page to take not of it!

more info after the break

Main controller

  • Arduino Pro Mini ATmega328
  • HD44870-compatible LCD (Ebay)
  • RotaryEncoder with push function for user-interaction
  • Trimmer for LCD contrast
  • Pushbutton for “back” function

Material cost (rounded, excluding shipping)

  • servos: 2 x 40$: 80$
  • arduino mini pro: 20$
  • pololu servo controller: 20$
  • alu tubes: 20$
  • display: 10$
  • rotary encoder, buttons, optocoupler, … 20$
  • camera shutter cable: 30$
  • shafts, gears, adaptors and srews: 100$

some interesting 3d pics from different point of view:

via [mhemhe] and [OpenRise.com]

5 Responses to “Panoboter – 2 servos, more than 1300 lines of code”

  1. Ernest Beinrohr Says:

    Omg, that is fantastic, I quite envy you ;-) Wonderful work

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  4. Numerique07 Says:

    Hi,

    On used material there is :
    “rotary encoder, buttons, optocoupler, … 20$”

    Rotary encoder : Is that a potentiometer or an optical rotary encoder ?

    Great work.

  5. d.gomba@arduino.cc Says:

    hi.
    if you need more infor about the rotary encoder, read here
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotary_encoder

    best
    davide