360 Support

HardWare Setup

1. First thing to Connect is the Power to the Raspberry Pi from the Battery Pack. Wait 5 minutes for the system to boot up.

2. Turn on the GoPro Camera. When fully on (takes about 30 seconds) plug the USB-C into the GoPro and the other end into the Raspberry Pi.

3. Connect the Power to the Motor Connection.

4. Turn on Tablet and Connect to the piBot Wifi Connection.

5. Navigate to http://192.168.4.1 in Chrome Browser.

6. Setup the Wifi (see below).

Usage Interface on Tablet.

Tablet – Make sure everything is switched on, booted up and conected.

Then on thte tablet connect the Wifi to the piBot Wifi connection. After connected open a browser and navigate to:

http://192.168.4.1/

Connection Icons

The top left of the page shows the connection icons, the top icon link shows connection to the 360 Drive Mechanism, if this is Red it is not connected so unplug the Drive Mechanism and Re-plug in (this will reboot the drive mechaism). Then Reload the web page.

The second WiFi icon shows if the System is Connected to the internet (this can take a couple of seconds to check and will initially show Red).
If this is Red then go to the Choose WiFi section below to connect the system to a WiFi Connection.

Event Options

Seting up your Event Options is done through the top right panel.

The Video length can be selected as 8 seconds or 5 seconds.
Video Overlay options can be selected to suit and the Video logo if required can also be selected.  If you require your own logo you can Upload one through the Upload Logo option detailed below.

If you wish to go to a previous Event you can select the event ID and Click Save.

Go Pro IP address is just a note for us to use on support and can be ignored.

Create Event

For each event you do you would click Create Event to group all the video’s created into one section (this is not necessary, but for a house keeping purpose is useful for viewing video files for each Event).

Motor Control

Clicking the Motor Control icon will bring up a panel for controlling the Drive Mechanism of the 360 Booth. This is a more advanced control of the drive mechanism.

Upload Logo

To change the overlay logo click this icon and it will bring up the Upload Logo Panel.
Then select the Choose File and Select the Logo.
If you have your logo on a PC the best thing to do is to connect to the piBot Wifi on the PC then in a browser navigate to:
http://192.168.4.1/
Then you can choose the logo on the PC to Upload it.

Logos on the videos are positioned in the top left corner, and we would suggest a logo size of around 500 × 128 pixels.

If the logo is accepted it will appear below the choose options as a preview.
Logo should be a transparent PNG file for best results.

Choose WiFi

In order to upload the Videos taken by the 360 Booth you will need to connect the system to a WiFi at the Event you are at.
Clicking the Choose Wifi Button and it take you to a new page (tab) to add the Wifi, Select the Wifi and Remove Wifi.

First thing to do is in the Top two Text boxes is add in the Name of the Wifi you wish to connect to and enter the Password. Then Click Add network.

You will need to wait for a couple of minutes for this network to be added. It should usually connect automatically to the network after a few minutes.

Wait for a minute or two and return back to the main page (http://192.168.4.1) which in the browser should still be open in another tab and refresh the page.  If the Wifi Connection shows then your all done.

If this is not the case make sure at least 2 minutes has passed and refresh the Wifi Page to get all the settings afresh.
In the Second option Wifi network Name and Numebrs see if it lists the Wifi You entered (if not give it another minute and reload the page)  choose it and press the Select option.
Repeat the process until the WiFi connection shows as connected.

 

NOTE: The system connects to a Wifi with a SSID and Password, it is not able to connect to Wifi connections that require you to log in (eg public access Wifi and Hotel Guest Wifi).

Debug Panel

Pressing the Debug Panel icon will bring up a panel on the left hand side near the top that shows what different phases of the system is doing at different times.  This is not required and is more for our own use.  We may ask you to press this if you have called support and require assistance as it gives us a better idea of what is happening with the system at different phases of ussage.

Video Sets Panel

You can select Video Sets for the current event by clicking on the Drop Down Selector.  When a Set is selected it will show the QR code for that particualr set that can be scanned on a mobile device.
Listed Videos are time stamped.

Start Recording

After everything is setup, you have chosen the event options (length, video overlay, logo overlay) and the Motor Connection and Wifi are showing as connected you can click the Start Recording to start the 360 rotation and the Go Pro starts to record.

Whilst this is happening some overlay panels will block out the options on the screen for safety (you don’t want to be altering settings whilst it’s recording).  To remove the safety panels click the central panel.

Wait until the 360 PhotoBooth has stopped spinning then it will process the vides in order, Original, Slow Motion then overlay video.
After each one is processed it will then upload the videos to the cloud at which point a QR Code will be shown on the screen. This shows that at least one of the videos has been uploaded.
Note: Upload times vary depending on internet connection.

Version 1 of the 360 PhotoBooth Software uses a PC and Touch Screen

360 PhotoBooth Standalone Help Videos.
Select a Video for runthrough of Contents, Assembly and Control.

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