Launched in Kickstarter, Lumera is a new hackeable device that transforms DSLR cameras into the smartest.

Our hexacopter drone flying a DSLR Camera with Lumera on top of it! you can see Lumera live view feature from one of our DSLR cameras to an iPad. This is of course one of the endless possibilities you will be able to explore with Lumera.

Step 1: Materials

  • (1x) Arduino based hexacopter http://store.3drobotics.com/products/arducopter-3...
  • (1x) DLSR Camera aprox 750 gr. the one in video was http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-18-55mm-discon...
  • (1x) MDF sheet 3mm A4 size

    https://www.kitronik.co.uk/3211-3mm-laser-compatib...

  • (1x) MDF sheet 5mm A4 size
  • (2x) Recycled polyethylene laminated foam sheet ½" tickness http://www.newenglandfoam.com/polyethylene.html
  • (5x) Screw 1.25", 4-40 https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10928
  • (5x) Nut - Metal (4-40, 10 pack) https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10454
  • (1x) Lumera (available in Kickstarter, another OpenWRT based device can works)
  • (1x) iPad with Lumera App
  • (1x) 1/4" camera mounting screw http://www.amazon.com/SmallRig-D-ring-Screw-Quick-...
  • (4x) 8" nylon ties http://www.amazon.com/Pack-Clear-Nylon-Cable-Ties/...

    Step 2: Prepare vibrating damper Laser cutting machine

    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad
    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad
    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad

    Use laser cutting machine along with these files, to obtain picture below:


    For top use MDF 5mmm Sheet

    For Bottom use MDF 3mm Sheet.

    Cut foam using the shape given.

    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad
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    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad
    camera_stand_damper_bottom.svg302 KB

    Step 3: Assembly foam vibration damper

    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad
    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad

    Use 4 1.25" screws to fix both MDF cuted sheets and the foam.

    Step 4: Lumera on top of camera

    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad

    Place Lumera with the hotshoe on top of camera with an USB Cable.

    Step 5: Fix Camera to drone

    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad

    Fix the camera to the drone using 2 nylon ties.

    Step 6: Drone assembly

    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad
    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad
    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad

    Follow Assembly-Instructions here

    Step 7: Prepare drone for flying.

    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad
    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad
  • Turn on camera and Lumera (or OpenWrt Device).
  • Connect iPad to Lumera network.
  • Turn on Lumera Ipad Application.

    Step 8: Fly! and liveview

    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad
    DSLR liveview from drone to iPad

    Fly your Drone and watch liveview from iPad

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