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mathew "While we were hacking away on this, I tried two landscape mounts for the camera. Adding a small ball head to the top was pretty successful: T..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "One precaution to prevent crushing the pole is to attach only to the double-thick area at the top of the tube. Right where the pole sections stack,..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ranon "@Ecta64 that's interesting, and it makes sense that the panorama would turn out that way since the bend at the top of the pole is rotating along wi..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ranon "That's good thinking Chris, I'll be adding a note in the instructions about the lanyard. I'll have to experiment with some plugs that might work, t..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "This looks like nicely elegant and simple solution. I might add two things: 1) a lanyard that connects the camera to the second smallest pole secti..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ranon "Thanks, Chris! I used a Fusion 360 model with the full assembly in the "wireframe with visible edges only" visual style and took screenshots, th..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "Ranon those are excellent assembly diagrams. Did you make those in Fusion 360? Is there a special mode for that? It looks like a week of work. Wel..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
hagitkeysar "I love the distorted grass image. " | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "Of these options, the rubber band holds the firmest-- simplest and cheapest, though rather ugly looking. @cfastie's points about pins are good one..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
tonyc "The other option was the zip tie only method from all my little pendulum rig notes. You snug up a zip tie as tight as you can, then slide if off th..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
tonyc "another thought is using a rubber band wrapped around the dowel, then clamped with a small zip tie. The combination of pressure from the tie on the..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "Wooden dowels are widely available, but they also vary widely in quality. Oak and sometimes maple dowels are fairly reliable and birch, poplar, and..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ranon "Thanks for the input Chris! The reason I have been using wooden dowels is for their wide availability (can be consistently found at any craft, har..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "With some rig/camera combinations and with certain wind conditions any of these techniques could work. I might use any of them if I assembled the r..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "Your suggestion is to continuously pan, and then increment the tilt? That is sensible. One reason why we were doing a separate pan and tilt mechan..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "A weakness of spring powered, egg timer powered, or rubber band powered KAP rigs is that they don't stop panning to take each photo. As long as the..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "The wire might not be visible, but I had the wire through the PVC, and wrapped the line around that. It worked great. " | Read more » over 6 years ago
ranon "Thanks Chris! I'll reverse that nylon insert nut. Yes it does! That's one of the great features in Fusion 360, there's a plug-in that actually let..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
tonyc "For oblique shots, there's a simple way to hang a miniball tripod head off the bottom of a pendulum. Did you use the wire to connect the PVC to t..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "That looks really good. The components look just like the ones I use. I think the nut might be reversed. The nylon insert nut has the nylon part on..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ranon "Hi Chris, Just made a couple changes to the Saturn V model and they should be all updated to Thingiverse. Are these the correct components and ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "Ranon, This is really excellent stuff. That's a great idea to use exploded diagrams for assembly instructions. The Saturn V Rig has a few places ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ranon "@cfastie What illustrations from this model could help you with your instructions? " | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "Ah, the Event 38 NGB filter. That filter gives really interesting results. I haven't really figured out how it works so well. It must be the steepn..." | Read more » over 7 years ago