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NZ$ 1,640
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9
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 10 2014

About

Out testing
Out testing

Opportunity:

There are a lot of techniques and equipment to choose from.  These can set you back hundreds, if not thousands of dollars per technique - this is OK if you're a professional and making money on your investment.

However most of us are limited to standard kits due to the high cost of professional gear.

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This video shows capturing one location in many ways using the OhSoh Uno Motion controller and DIY Rig.

Aim:  

  • Multi use (# of functions/techniques in one product, re-configurable) 
  • Affordable
  • Future proof (re-programmable)
  • Quality photos

Function/Design:

OhSoh Uno is designed to be a flexible top quality motion controller capable of driving multiple standard motors (steppers that people may have) and to enable you to make/design your own hardware - saving lots of dollars in the process.

The controller is re-configurable, allowing it to be more than a motion controller for time lapse photography. You, as a photographer, would then only be limited by your imagination and desire to push the limits of your skill and equipment.

Affordable = DIY - We provide the mechanical part files fully optimised ready to 3D print and laser cut  for the rig.  We also encourage and challenge you to design your own rig, with parts that are available in your area and share them on our website to help others to build, use and enjoy

Search online for plenty of $10 - $20 DIY slider ideas, print a gear assembly and off you go...

'One Controller - Multiple Uses'

'Swiss army' knife
'Swiss army' knife

Why buy a complete new product every time you want to try something new? With multiple digital and analog inputs/outputs and Hi-Precision timing the OhSoh UnO Controller is capable of driving much more than motion control - other features will* include: 

  • 360° product photos
  • Zip Time
  • Panoramas
  • Water drop photography 
  • Shutter control (star trails)
  • Lightning photography

(* the OhSoh UnO will be delivered with 'time lapse' firmware.  The additional features will be added after delivery as they are developed (depending on what Stretch goals are met))

OhSoh UnO is re-programmable via USB so you can enjoy new features/techiques as we develop them (as mentioned above).  Your OhSoh UnO Motion Controller can be continuously improved therefore never going out of date.

In the commercially released versions the new features mentioned above will be available via 'unlock codes' (unique to each OhSoh Uno). So for a fee users will be able to add extra functionality to OhSoh Uno without the need to buy a whole new system. 

However if the stretch goals (detailed at the end) are met then Kickstarter supporters will start receiving these unlock codes for free!

Feature Example - 360 spin:

360 degree product - OhSoh ELI
360 degree product - OhSoh ELI

360 degree product photos for E-commerce made EASY.  Simply select the 'amount of movement' you require between photos and the 'wait time' after movement to ensure the object being photographed is stationary and press 'Start'.

Spin360
Spin360

You can also select 'auto' or 'manual' advance.  If you select 'manual' you can make changes to the scene, if required, in-between shots.

OhSoh Uno is for you!

  • Photo & Video enthusiasts
  • Students
  • Gifts - ideal gift for any amateur photographer, experienced and beginners
  • Gadget fans!
  • Businesses - product photos, advertising/promotion

Where it's at:

We have a working prototype.

Evolution
Evolution

We have a working prototype.  It is giving us easy set-up and great results. We are currently 'beefing up' the hardware for good performance in light to moderate winds.

The firmware is providing an easy to use, solid foundation to build on. We can't wait to hear what you want to do with it so we can build in the features that you want. So tell us what you want!

Some ideas are:

  • Movement ramping
  • Blub ramping
  • Time ramping
  • Dual movement

We are already working on additional functionality in anticipation of being funded!!  We have completed the 360 Spin functionality and working on our next feature ...

For example : Zip Time

'Zip time' is a function where you can enter the number of hours as you want to compress into your end video.

This is great when you've got a specific event happening and you know the duration - like travelling to the bach (holiday home) at Kaiteriteri, it takes 45 minutes and I want to compress this down to 15 seconds.  'Zip time' will calculate the number of photos required and the duration between them.  You just select the times the you want and hit 'go'.

WHAT IS NEXT?

Why we need your help:

With your help we will be able to continue to work on OhSoh UnO and add functionality to truly make it 'one controller to control them all' - a 'Swiss army' knife for all budding photographers!

With your help we will be able to make minimum purchases for parts - take advantage of buying parts in bulk to help keep the end price down (economies of scale) - therefore more affordable!

With your help we can create a product that produces quality photos by supporting everyone's creativity, imagination and abilities - without being restricted solely due to a lack of funds.

'THANK YOU' in advance for your support!

Accountability:

We will email our backers with regular updates regarding the production process.  We promise to run a transparent campaign and to keep our backers up-to-date and informed.

 Mechanical plans:

The mechanical plans will be provided as a downloadable zip file - containing assembly instructions and all the files needed ready to send straight to your 3d Printer and Laser cutter.

Fittings pack:

The fittings pack contains all the required screws, bolts, nuts and bearings to assemble the Slider, Pan & Tilt Zoom/Focus head and the Laser cut parts.

Mechanical pack:

The Mechanical pack contains all the required parts to make the hardware Slider, Pan & Tilt Zoom/Focus head. Includes:

  • 3D printed parts
  • Laser cut parts
  • Fittings pack
  • Aluminum pipes
  • Stepper motors x 4
  • String, etc.

Kaiteriteri:

Click to read a blog on Kaiteriteri
Click to read a blog on Kaiteriteri

STRETCH GOALS

For Kickstarter backers you will receive "for the life-time of the product" an 'unlock code' for all added functionality if the following stretch goals are met

SPEC's

The controller system's resources are as follows:

  • Supply voltage: 5 to 30Vdc
  • Recommended battery voltage: 7.4Vdc
  • Current: 150mA @ 12Vcd (no motors connected)
  • Stepper motor current MAX: 2000mA
  • RAM: 3.6Kb (128kb)*
  • Flash memory 128Kb (1Mbyte)*
  • Clock:48Mhz (168MHz)*
  • Boot loader for updating or loading selected programme
  • Five inputs (triggers), 4x digital and 1x analog includes shutter release cable input (shutter and focus)
  • Two digital outputs.

* {Bigger Brain specs)

Risks and challenges

Most things in life come with some type of risk. With any product development there is surely always risk involved, for example supplier chain delays

Luckily the risks for OhSoh Uno are greatly minimised due to the rigorous prototype testing, the DIY element of the hardware and the trusted relationships we have built with our electronic part suppliers.

However, catastrophic and unforeseen events have been known to happen ... and can disrupt scheduled supplier deadlines and shipment dates.

We, in recognising this, remain committed to hitting our scheduled ship date, or earlier, and have complete faith in our partnership with our suppliers.

We will be posting up-dates for you - letting you know when we have reached each stage.

We cannot wait to send you your very own OhSoh Uno!!

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    Big 'THANK YOU' from the team and we will keep you posted on our progress.

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    Receive a 20" by 60" panorama print from a round Nelson, NZ and a big 'THANK YOU' from the team.

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    Pledge NZ$ 300 or more About $203

    The Early Bird 'Lite' gets the worm!
    Receive the OhSoh UnO Motion controller + Mechanical plans for the DIY slider rig.
    Approx: US$235.
    Expected retail price is $550
    Thanks for giving us a Kick-start.

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    Early adopters 'Lite'.
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    Approx: US$273
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    Unlimited 'Lite'
    Receive the OhSoh UnO Motion Controller + Mechancial plans for the DIY slider rig.
    Approx: US$313
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    Early Bird ‘Standard’. Receive all of the OhSoh UnO Motion Controller 'Lite' features PLUS fasteners, bearings, laser cut parts etc. (excludes 3D printed parts and aluminium rods).
    Approx:US$390

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    Pledge NZ$ 550 or more About $372

    Early adopter ‘Standard’ Super supporter.
    Receive all of the OhSoh Uno Motion Controller 'Lite' features PLUS fasteners, bearings,laser cut parts etc. (excludes 3D printed parts and aluminium rods).
    Approx: US$430

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    Pledge NZ$ 780 or more About $528

    Double vision Get two OhSoh Uno's and capture the seen from two angles.
    Approx: US$610
    Add $250 NZD (Approx: US$195) for 2x Mechanical packs.

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    Pledge NZ$ 850 or more About $576

    Early Bird ‘Deluxe’. No DIY here. OhSoh UnO Motion Controller PLUS fasteners, bearings, etc, PLUS laser cut, 3D printed parts and aluminium rods.
    Approx: US$644

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    Pledge NZ$ 8,000 or more About $5,417

    Come to New Zealand to meet the makers. Spend a day with the makers, Graham (sunny Nelson) and Andrew (1 night accom Wellington). Includes a week at Kaiteriteri and a look around the Weta workshop PLUS you get a 'Deluxe' kit.
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