Building a Pan/Tilt/Zoom Live Streaming Camera Rig

Presented by: Todd Sharp

In this session, you'll see how I used an XBox controller, Arduino, a few servo motors and some HTML and JavaScript APIs to build the whole assembly. Even if you don't need your own PTZ rig, you'll still learn about some really cool JavaScript APIs like Web Serial, and the Gamepad API that you may not be aware of.

If you've ever been in the market for a webcam that supports pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ), you'll know that it's pretty difficult to find one for under $1000. That's just silly, when we have the technology and APIs to build our own for around 100 bucks!

Tags: Javascript, Hardware, IoTLevel: Introductory and overview