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Inspired by the commercial PhotoCapture 360 system, Muris designed his own spinning-product camera controller that includes custom software to synchronize turntable rotation and photography through a single USB port. He wrote the program, built the turntable (using a stepper motor from an old scanner), and hacked an off-the shelf camera remote to provide control of the DSLR. [Thanks, Muris!]

Turntable Photography Equipment –


Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.



  1. PhotoSpherix says:

    360 product photography is a great way to showcase products online. Today there are options to show the products in flash or HTML5. The production times have been greatly reduced to the point that every online store should be thinking about it, if they do not already have the technology.

    That is just my opinion though

    1. jamesskaar says:

      and don’t forget 3d scanning.