Video Update! Tilting and zooming works!

A project log for MZ-1: Mega Zoom Security Camera - Revision 1

A security camera with 70x optical, 2000x digital zoom, that will have a lot more features than most cameras.

glytchGlytch 06/15/2015 at 15:360 Comments

So its been a while since I've done a video update, so here you go :) I still need to design and print the base that will hold the panning servo, and improve the linkage between the servo and the camera mount to allow a broader range of tilt. I have some debugging to do on the Arduino side of things, with those jitters, but once all of that is said and done, I can get started on the computer vision side, which is actually the part I'm most interested in. As per usual, the camera still functions as normal, there have been no direct modifications, especially any that are non-reversible, which was important to me, in case I wanted to dismantle this project later. So far, so good! If you like what you see, please give me a skull! :)

(Oh, and the next video should be a lot less shakey/jittery, I've got a tripod mount for my tablet on the way, which should improve things greatly!)