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All seeing SLAM (360 camera)

Sees everything

Behold, the All Seeing Eye. One day, I gazed upon such a thing on the internets, and it intrigued me. I said to myself; Thou shall build thyself such a Thing! And in (approximately) 4 hours (give or take a week for parts), I have at last constructed such a Thing. And all the robots said "it was good".


In all seriousness though, my 360 camera consists of a few parts: (1) cheapo self focusing (IMPORTANT) webcam from Amazon.com, (2) plastic ends of a shipping tube (free), a small square of clear lexan (free), and (1) shiny silver Christmas ornament. Glue camera to one base, glue ornament to other base, roll lexan plastic into a tube, and glue both pieces onto each end of the tube. Viola! Insta-360. 


Unfortunately the quality of the reflective surface for the ornament is very, very poor. I originally thought to use a concave circular car mirror I found at Wal-Mart for $1, but the FOV proved to be too narrow. Other options were unavailable due to expensive-ness.


Now to hook this up to a 'bot... hmm...

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It would be nice if you could perform some transformation to the camera image in order to see a normal 360* photo instead of a fish's eye one

league of soon-to-be world dominators :P

that looks very awesome! looks like hal or eagle eye, lol....beware...skynet :P