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November 5, 2015

@lytro is making a light field VR camera. This is all kinds of awesome


November 5, 2015

@lytro is making a light field VR camera. This is all kinds of awesome

November 5, 2015

@lytro is making a light field VR camera. This is all kinds of awesome

Zebdee is a $20K ground based LIDAR. Thi

June 10, 2014

Zebdee is a $20K ground based LIDAR. This is a glimpse of the future.

Using a Leap Motion controller to explore gigapixel panoramas

September 12, 2013

Gigapixel panoramas are awesome. I shoot a lot of them. The new Leap Motion controller provides a hands free way to explore within a panorama which is even more awesome. Next up is viewing them with a Oculus Rift and we’ll be living in the future!

Interaction with the pano was set up using the GameWave app that lets you map the LeapMotion to keyboard commands. I couldn’t get this working reliably with the Gigapan website but I got it working with the 360Gigapixels website for the awesome new huge pano of Tokyo.

Download the GameWave config file here. And send me an updated version if you improve on it, it could definitely use some optimization.

The Raspberry Pi webcam viewer

April 30, 2013

Having a spare monitor lying around the office has made me want to create a dedicated webcam viewer to keep an eye on all the cameras we have going around the world. This would be easy to do with a regular PC but I want to keep power usage and upfront costs down as well. I used to use my Chumby to do this but unfortunately they have shut down.

Another feed I’d like to have is the live view from the gorgeous Capitol Reef National Park web camera that we installed for Utah Valley University’s field station.

The requirements are simple, just the ability to load a full screen image from a URL and refresh it at regular intervals. The Raspberry pi is the obvious solution to this since it provides a full featured linux box for under $40 and barely uses any power. A bit of web searching yields this nice solution for autoloading a full screen web page (and this one as well). This will work great for loading the live URL for any webcam. The only challenge now is that since my current time zone is 8 hours off of the CRFS webcam if I want a live day time image I’ll need to have the software load the URL of the time stamped archive image rather then the current static webcam image.

So, next up, add a timer to switch between cameras and add time zone shifting so I can load the daytime images from timelapse cameras in other time zones.

TimeScience’s work with Alta ski area featured

October 22, 2012

TimeScience’s work with Alta ski area to fight bark beetles featured in article