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.
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
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.