Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera captures a full spherical panorama when thrown into the air. At the peak of its flight, which is determined using an accelerometer, a full panoramic image is captured by 36 mobile phone camera modules.
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Patent pending. More info: http://jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera
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A project of the Computer Graphics Group, TU Berlin.
To be presented as an Emerging Technologies demonstration at the SIGGRAPH Asia 2011: Jonas Pfeil, Kristian Hildebrand, Carsten Gremzow, Bernd Bickel, Marc Alexa
Diploma thesis ‘Throwable Camera Array for Capturing Spherical Panoramas’:
Jonas Pfeil. Advisors: Marc Alexa, Carsten Gremzow
Video: Jonas Pfeil, Junny Chen, Qian Qin, Björn Bollensdorff
Voice: Hugh Jeremy
Music: ADO and Wonderland by IZCY
Video licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0
We would like to thank Axel Kretzschmann for helpful tips on high speed electronics, Analog Devices, Inc., for providing parts and STMicroelectronics for helpful information regarding the camera module.
Thanks to Hugh Jeremy for providing the voice-over. Check out his awesome channel on Natural Selection 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkgztfuij2w
Patent pending, http://jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera