The wood version of Panohead V.02B is a development version of The Panohead V.02 Design that was made limited only for Workshop – GoCircle: How To Make DIY 360-Degree Picture at ICC Gallery, Tokyo.
It’s a part of The Collaboration Project ‘‘Media Conscious in Asia”: Lifepatch ‘Rumah dan Halaman’, which is an exhibition as a collaboration between Lifepatch, Japan Foundation Asia Center, and NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC) that was held on ICC Gallery, Tokyo Opera City Tower, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.
The Development of Panohead V.02B design was based on the test result of The Panohead V.02 Design that was used to make 360-degree photos during the environmental monitoring project called The Jogja River Project. After being tested with Nikon D90 + 18-105mm lens and Canon EOS 60D + 18-55mm lens, The test results brought several points on the Panohead V.02 or could be called the Panohead V.02A that need to be repaired, which is focusing on the base material exploration and the vertical axis rotation mechanism.
Basically, The Panohead V.02B main structure is still based on the Panohead V.02A design that could be used with various types of cameras, lenses, and tripods just like the design of a commercial panoramic picture tripod head. It’s separated became 3 parts, which are part 1 plate as the nodal point horizontal adjustment plate, part 2 plate as the structural column for supporting the camera vertical rotation, and part 3 plate as the camera mounting and nodal point adjustment. The development that is applied to the Panohead V.02B design is focusing on the part 1 model as the horizontal adjustment plate and the joint mechanism between part 2 and part 3 as the nodal point of camera vertical rotation.
The part 1 design is changed to become a static plate as a railing track for the plate 2 horizontal movement to adjust the camera nodal point position. Besides that, The design of plate 2 also slightly changed on its connector with the part 1 plate, which is equipped with a connector block that made the horizontal movement doesn’t have to disturb the connection between the part 1 plate and the tripod mounting head.
Another enhancement that was made on the Panohead V.02B design is the joint mechanism between part 2 and part 3 as the nodal point of camera vertical rotation. it is supported by a gear mechanism to make the vertical rotation position easier to lock and adjusted.
The concept of Panohead V.02B design is developed based on wood material as a workshop kit for the Workshop – GoCircle: How To Make DIY 360-Degree Picture event in ICC Gallery Tokyo. Within the development itself, I made a small collaboration with “St. Joseph – The Carpenter” to build The DIY 360-Degree Panohead Workshop Kit.
The test of Panohead V.02B with Nikon D90 + 18-105mm lens conducted on the ICC Gallery B5, which is the exhibition space for Collaboration Project ‘‘Media Conscious in Asia”: Lifepatch ‘Rumah dan Halaman’ at ICC Gallery, Tokyo.