Submitted by Chris Fastie on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:03pm Tool Concept Stage: Commercial Product License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Description: These lightweight rigs hold small cameras (e.g., Canon PowerShots) for lofting by kites or balloons. Vertical photos can be taken at intervals as the rig is moved around a property and high resolution orthophotos can be made by stitching together multiple photos. Normal and/or near infrared photos can be taken, and plant health indices such as NDVI (normalized difference vegetation index) can be derived from the photos. Recent, high resolution aerial images can help in documenting land status, tracking changes, and making planning or management decisions. The rigs are designed to be 3D printed, and the 3D models are open source and available for free download on Thingiverse. Add new comment Documentation Documentation Wiki: Bill of materials Parts lists for several aerial rig designs are here: http://kaptery.com/guides/ Other tools needed to build this tool The rig frames are 3D printed. Models for printing are available for free download at Thingiverse and linked from here: http://kaptery.com/guides/ Step-by-step build instructions Detailed assembly instructions for each rig are available here: http://kaptery.com/guides/ Supporting materials ie. SketchUp files, CAD drawings, photos, video, technical drawings. Add new comment Related Tools This tool is a component of these other tools: IFARM (Imaging For Agricultural Research and Management) I like this tool up0 users have voted. I built (or modified) this tool up0 users have voted.