360 Camera

Create your own "Street view" 360 spherical image panoramas

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The entrance of consumer grade and professional 360 spherical cameras to the market will change the way people capture and interact with digital images and video. While cameras like the Ricoh Theta, Samsung Gear 360 and Facebook Surround 360 cameras will meet consumer and professional needs, no platform is available to the maker, hacker, or educator.

This goal of this project is to develop a hardware kit that is open, hackable, adaptable, and extensible to open this incredible technology to everyone.

The key principles of this project are as follows:

-Use as much off the shelf components as possible
-Use simple mechanical mounting that can be assembled without any specialized tools or equipment
-Compatible with mobile computing platforms such as Raspberry Pi or similar
-Cost to be similar to a consumer level 360 cameras such as Ricoh Theta ($250-$350)
-At least still capture capable

Everything you need to know is on GitHub!

Sample photo sphere:

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  • New lens mounts received

    Dan Gray05/24/2016 at 23:40 1 comment

    Received new lens mounts for an 8mp version of the image sensor. Once I figure out a buffer issue with Open CV and 8mp images I should have some pretty nice looking spherical images!

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julian wrote 11/13/2019 at 09:25 point

Hi Dan, what about video?.max resolution/frame rate?.


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Isuru Walpola wrote 12/30/2016 at 14:34 point

Hi Dan, very cool project. Is there any particular reason why you're not using off-the shelf webcams? Like logitech HD webcams?

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Dan Gray wrote 02/01/2017 at 03:11 point

Sure, I couldn't not find any HD webcams cheap enough and with enough resolution. 

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chadrick wrote 09/09/2016 at 22:04 point

this is awesome!

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Dan Gray wrote 09/15/2016 at 22:55 point

Thanks chadrick! Got any application ideas?

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Dan Gray wrote 08/21/2016 at 18:35 point

Long delay in working on this project, no updates at this point but I'd be interested in hearing from anyone looking to help out

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Dan Gray wrote 06/01/2016 at 01:31 point

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Dan Gray wrote 05/15/2016 at 17:37 point

I'm considering listing this on Kickstarter, is anyone interested in supporting? Company name may be something like Photon Labs.  

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