Motion control camera robot for creating moving time-lapses

Dolly: Motion control camera robot

Motion-controlled autonomous camera robots are great for capturing moving time-lapse. Sacheth, Ope, and Jason (three ECE students at Cornell) built an iPhone controlled moving robot with a mounted camera to serve the same purpose. The position of the camera can be controlled as well through the iPhone App. Users can also pre-program it with certain motions with time intervals to capture a moving time-lapse of a landscape.

Dolly: Motion control camera robot

Dolly: Motion control camera robot

The brain of their camera robot is the PIC32MX250F128B microcontroller that receives commands from the iPhone App over Bluetooth. Two DC motors are used to drive the camera robot, while a unipolar stepper motor controls the camera rotation. See the demo video below:

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