Can’t say anything was ideal, but it’s nice to see the shadows move.
Arduino mega with a chopped up stereo cable and a/c tap to fire the camera on intervals without a computer. Adding linear potentiometer calibrated to sketch, to change intervals. Canon charges $210.00 MSRP for one of those. Cost me about $20 to make.
What are you doing this weekend? That’s cool. You should come to the Red Bull Creation Challenge in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The presentations will be on Sunday @ McCarren Park.
I’ll be there as part of the Alpha One Labs support team. We haven’t received the assignment yet, but I have a good feeling that i’ll get an opportunity to unveil my weiner dog launcher prototype. Until then, I’m just rigging up some Arduino and 555 IC driven timelapse cameras, using my hoarding skills to help stock the coffers (only 200 lbs allowed), and stenciling shit.
I’ve been spending a lot of time @ Alpha One Labs lately. One of the projects we’ve been working on is a Persistence Of Vision (POV) “hologram” machine for the Red Bull Challenge. I arrived a bit late to help with the fabrication of the prototype, but I’ve started creating some animation templates that will be configured to play back a cross-section frame sequence that the POV machine’s motor will be attenuated to match, with the idea being that a 3D shape, or even, perhaps, a 3D animation (if I can wrap my head around the math involved) will appear inside the volume that the screen sweeps across.
Fun stuff. Check out Alpha One Labs if you haven’t yet. They’re in Greenpoint now!