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Panoramic Scannercam

put together a panoramic digital camera using a scanner and some miscellaneous parts. You may remember seeing something like this about six months ago and originally about five years back. The parts used here work together nicely. The sensor board from the scanner is mounted to a metal plate along with a 50mm lens. The plate is mounted to a hard drive platter that is turned via belts connected to the original scanner motor. This way, when you tell the computer to scan an image, the lens is rotated to capture the panorama. The use of an 18V tool battery is a nice portability hack for the scanner circuitry.

Judging from this 71MP image he has achieved some remarkable results.

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Maunsell abandoned Army Sea Forts, Red Sands Shivering Sands, Thames estuary, UK


The Maunsell Sea Forts were small fortified towers built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. They take their name from their designer Guy Maunsell.
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Russian nuclear-powdered icebreakers 1



The Northern coast of Russia is covered with through the most part of the year. People of Russia couldn’t stand the situation when they have a 5000 mile long coastline but can’t transport anything across it. They thought they can fight the nature for their freedom of movement and have implemented those giant, nuclear-powdered icebreakers. They are completely independent from the fuel and are being powered by small nuclear power-plants on board. Here are some photos of those machines and the coastline across which they swim crushing all this ice and scaring the polar bears.


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