Friday, July 15, 2011

Genuflex Virtual Axis Formula

A Sketch to Demo the core Function of the Virtual Axis on Genuflex Motion Control Rigs

Notice how the length of the Hypotenuse(c) stays fixed on the triangle no matter where you move the rig.

Please Note that this only demos the Z,Y axis an not the X,Z axis. But the principle is the same for X,Z and gives full 3D positional control of the rig as long as the boom (Hypotenuse) is long enough to accommodate the max distance of where you want to place the camera(mouse in this case).

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tonight's Hack Session!

You can read about it here

Friday, July 1, 2011

Arduino Timelapse Shield

Greetings Arduino and Timelapse Enthusiasts! Just thought I'd give you a sneak peak at what I've been working on of late. It's a Remote Shutter Proto Shield. I'm aiming to make this shield compatible with all major brands SLRs. Of course this is a very hard claim to make if I don't have access to all camera's for testing. I'm confident that it will work with Panasonic,Canon and Pentax SLRs at the very least. But as you can imagine I really need to do my homework on what's out there before I sell a product that claim this type of compatibility 

The shield will be compatible with the open moco timelapse engine as well as being a completely customizable with it's prototyping area. It's not a complicated circuit really. The most complex components are the opto-couplers which are basically just optical switches that safely trigger the focus and shutter on your camera. So I'm getting close to the manufacturing stages, I just have a few measurements to triple check before I send of the gerber files. This is quite a leap in complexity from the last PCB I designed. But I'm hopeful that it will work just as I designed it to when product is finally manufactured.