It takes about 15 minutes to take a set of 100 to 125 shots for a panorama with my device–when it works. Lately, it hasn’t been. This is my second working panorama robot, but it has some kinks. First, I enlarged the tilt gear (14 teeth) so that I could more easily attach the servo hub.
Here is a video of the robot taking a panorama of downtown Hanover. The audio is faint, sorry.
I’m noticing that lights throw off the auto-focus of the camera. If I have enough light I’m going to have to close the aperature down as much as possible and set the camera to manual focus.
The most well-known robotic panorama head is the GigaPan. At the time I started building my own, they were selling for under $300. For what they do, that was (is) very cheap. But I didn’t like the fact that I couldn’t modify the Gigapan or control it from my PC. I also didn’t want a panohead that had weight limitations.