The DIY 360°-Videocam with a 9 Channel Microphone Array called Schäuble Junior

Schäuble Jr. ist eine 360°-Panorama-Videokamera aus 9 einzelnen Cams inklusive 9 Mikrofone, alle mit eigener Soundkarte, außerdem funktioniert sie auch als Echoortungssystem. Ihr Name ist Schäuble Junior. I shit you not.

multifuncional servo controlled camera array with 9 pan/tiltable cameras, one overhead 360° camera for calibration purposes, 9 microphones, 4 line lasers, pwm-controlled ir-led illumination, speaker with amplifier, arduino controlled, heavily modified 2*4+6 usb port switch

– 360° * 140° panoramic shot in 6 seconds (!)
– 360° video recording (currently 19..20 fps, working on that)
– 9 channel microphone array, each with it’s own soundcard
– piezo speaker for echolocation experiments

why it is called schäuble jr.? because at the time i built this wolfgang schäuble (federal minister of the interior at that time) tried to nix the privacy rights existing in germany under the pretence of better terrorist protection. fortunately the federal constitutional court stopped him before any damage was done.

Schäuble Junior (via Hackaday)