I worked with Graeme Earl from our Archaeology dept. to investigate a more portable unit for their digs I was interested to see what could be done on battery power, with powerful white LEDs and a moving structure. We came up with this:
Here you can see our motor controlled arm design using high power white LEDs (fast and avoid heat). The tripod support makes it easy to deploy on strange surfaces in digs. The lights and camera are all controlled by a laptop/PC using custom software. Amazon head example . by the Archaeological Computing Research Group.
Photo of "Amazon head" under the rig.back to Kirk Martinez imaging page