Was inspired by a project someone did making a pan/tilt (pano head) device using the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 for motors, gearing and motion control (http://ivrpa.org/blog/1833/aotpr_part_9 ... _of_a_pano). There is also another inspiring video out there where someone used an older lego kit to make a simple motion dolly for time lapse (http://www.trailerparkstudios.net/videos/tps-timescape).
This next week I will start a project where I hope to use the design ideas from the suspended Dolly (http://www.youtube.com/user/UnknownLobs ... hMmUFWflyw) and Digital Perceptions single rail dolly and other ideas our there incorperating the Lego Midstorms NXT for motor and control. For $279 plus the dolly parts it looks very fesible to create a very functional time lapse motion dolly with even multi axis control (the kit includes 3 motors and multiple sensors with very creative programing).
Am open to any ideas or comments anyone might have on this project. Will have to finish a project I am on first, heading out to Joshua Tree tonight for some night motion time lapse using a Celstron Skywatcher head I just finished, before I can start this dolly project.
Should be fun.