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Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera.

January 14, 2012

We present the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera which 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.

Patent pending. More info: http://jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera
Please check our Frequently Asked Questions:http://jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera/faq

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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPd_rJZmvLc

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.

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