How To Build A Giga Pixel Scanner

Sep 12, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

How To Build A Giga Pixel Scanner

Sep 12, 2013

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Large high resolution scans are kind of an art form, and definitely not easy from the technical aspect. Photographer/maker Charlie Romer took on creating a mega-scanner called Matrix Shot as a summer project.

How To Build A Giga Pixel Scanner

This Arduino controlled camera is just what you need to make a high precision, large format mega scan. The idea is that the camera traverses the picture while taking many, many macro shots – one row at a time. Then those images are stitched together into one huge scan. With the D800 36MP per shot combined with a 200mm lens, the resulting image is a few 1000’s MB.

If you look closely at a sample scanned image you may notice a bunch of small yellow dots. HAD believes that those are Printer steganography used to determine the date and printer serial number (click for a bigger view)

How To Build A Giga Pixel Scanner

While there is no one stop shop to get all the data, Charlie shares a few very informative videos, where he explains how the device works.

Matrix Shot Lateral Movement Demo

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Matrix Shot V1.0 Motor demo

YouTube video

MatrixShot™ 1.0 First Run

YouTube video

[MatrixShot™ 1.0 First Run via Hackaday]

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