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Making of… The PanoramaScanCam

Panoramascancamconcept
Mac writes –

“I’ve been wanting to build a 360-degree panoramic scanning camera (or PanoramaScanCam, as I call it) for some time. The planets finally aligned (Actually, I was able to obtained a flatbed scanner and software to support it.), so I’ve started the project. Rather than waiting for completion of the project before posting it, I decided to present development as a blog. I hope to post updates every day or so (there are three days of posts so far). The other websites I’ve found are lacking on how to actually build a panoramic scanning camera. I hope that mine will be sufficiently detailed to enable anyone to build one of their own. I’ll send future posts to the Make blog if there is sufficient interest.”Link.

Check it out and contact the author / post here if you’re interested – seems like a neat project.

2 thoughts on “Making of… The PanoramaScanCam

  1. The optics of this approach are a bit strange. Line scan panoramic cameras are relatively common, but tend to feature the linear sensor as a centered vertical line at the focus of the camera which is rigidly mounted relative to a conventional camera lens. The lens and the sensor are then simultaneously rotated about the nodal point of the lens. Examples of this are:
    http://www.panoscan.com/MK3/index.html
    and with regard to film linescans:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panoramic_photography#Short_rotation

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