Photography & Project by & Stefan Dungs

StackMaster Controller R2

Controller-R2 for StackMaster R+S

The StackMaster R2 controller is the next evolution, based on the StackMaster R1 Pro there is a second motor output added, which provides more functionality for Timelape, Video and new Panorama photography. Thanks to an integrated WLAN system, it can be operated directly with any terminal device that has Wi-Fi. This also eliminates the need for cumbersome software installation. Like the little brother, the controller can also control any commercially available linear slide by default. Provides more functionality for Video and Timelapse usage. Furthermore, the system can controll RGB LED light systems, i.e. a dome luminaire with RGB ring light for indirect lighting. The ring light can be continuously adjusted in brightness and color temperature to the desired recording situation. Via an optional relay box external light systems can be triggert as well.

Optionally available sensors such as proximity switches, light barriers, IR barriers, etc. can be connected to the controller. These are used to start the stack function automatically. The number of the function can be entered.

The technical key feathures are:

  • Software integrated in the controller;
  • WLAN: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi;
  • Size: 175x106x55 mm (L x W x H);
  • Weight: 470g;
  • Power supply: 12-24V;
  • 2 GX-12 connectors to attach X/Z stepper motors, up to 1,2A (NEMA 17 class);
  • Connector 2,5mm jack for camera remote shutter release;
  • Connector 3,5mm jack for div.sensors;
  • Connector 3,5mm jack for RGB-LED direct controll or via external relay box;
  • Acustical and optical feedback system;
  • The controller can be used to control all cameras that have a connection for a remote trigger. To connect the controller with the camera you need a control cable (optionally available, see under accessories);
  • An IR remote trigger, proximity switches, light barriers, IR barriers, etc. are also available;

StackMaster R2 Controller Photography & Project by & Stefan Dungs

The controller contains all functions that are important and useful for stacking outdoors and indoor, such as:

  • Manual movement of the carriage - slow, medium and fast
  • Stacks with fixed starting point. End point can be determined manually by STOP button;
  • Stacks with fixed start and end point;
  • Single steps at the end of each stack;
  • Video function;
  • Video stacks;
  • Video & Timelapse motion via profiles;
  • Timelapse functionality;
  • Enhanced Panorama functions to control Tilt/Pan heads;
  • Photogrammety capabilyties;
  • Support for rotary and linear motion;
  • Integrated step size calculator;
  • Database for different sets;
  • Output of a protocol about the made stack;
  • OTA software and firmware update possible;
  • Direct RGB LED controll or via external optinal relay box standalone LED solutions;
  • Supported languages: German, English, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish;
  • and much more.

StackMaster R2 Controller Photography & Project by & Stefan Dungs

As accessories we deliver a 12V/3000mA battery with charge level indicator, USB connector and charger (for mobile use) or a power supply (for studio use).

One battery charge lasts 1-3 days. This is possible due to a very energy-saving design of the controller and the software.