Beagle Board - beagleboard.org

BeagleBird

BeagleBoard + arduino powered automated bird tracking tripod for DLSR camera's

As electronics enthusiasts and software/engineering professionals we are aiming to build an open-source bird-tracking tripod. For this we are building a motion platform which will add stable and smooth 2-axis rotation to a tripod containing a DLSR camera + zoom lens. This motion platform is controlled by an arduino. Since the tripod will need to operate for several hours at a time to get a good shot, low power usage is prime. Therefore object tracking will be implemented and executed on a powerful yet low-power ARM based platform (beagleboard). Object-tracking is ideally done by using live-view functionality of the DLSR camera, but will first be implemented using a simple webcam next to the DLSR.


Homepage: http://code.google.com/p/beaglebird/
Registrar: bronneman.myopenid.com


Tags:
Projected created on: Sat Mar 27 2010 10:25:12 GMT-0000 (UTC)
Submitted by: bronneman.myopenid.com
Last updated on: Sat Mar 27 2010 10:25:12 GMT-0000 (UTC)

451