Wednesday, 27 April 2016

My first Focus Stacked Macro Image

While I am trying to make the automation to do the focus stacking, it is also important to try out the stacking manually.  Today I did my first ever macro focus stacked image of a flower.

Setup: three extension tubes (36mm + 20mm + 12mm = 68mm) and reversed 50mm lens.  This gives a 2:1 macro (double size) image.  Here is the setup and the result.  Its a stack of 10 images done in photoshop.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Focus Stacking Automation, First proto is ready

Hi there,

I have an update on the project. I was able to, at last, make everything into a prototype mode. It is working and getting into some shape.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Aurdino for macro stacking - testing the water

I had ordered some of the necessary elements and have started to do some of the basic stuff with each. I am yet to get the rail itself and it may take some more time. But for the testing I have just connected two wheels to the Stepper Motor.

What I have now:
1) Aurdino Uno
2) Stepper Motor
3) LCD Display, 16x4
4) Keypad, 4x4
5) Easydriver for Stepper Motor
And accessories like Breadboard, Jumper wires, multimeter..

Friday, 1 April 2016

Starting with Arduino.. Its exciting prospect.

Recently I came across a post about developing a automated focus stacking. It uses and Arduino based controller at the heart of it.  You can then program the Arduino appropriately. I have had no experience with Arduino. But I have decided to do one myself.  So watch this space for more updates..