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Gespottet: Tesla Cybertruck & bahnbrechendes Objektiv | Wunderland-Update #21 | Miniatur Wunderland

Aug 29, 2022

Gespottet: Tesla Cybertruck & bahnbrechendes Objektiv | Wunderland-Update #21 | Miniatur Wunderland

Hello and a warm welcome from

Miniatur

Wunderland

to a new

Wunderland

update

today with very special topics: the first topic is electromobility, we have been planning to put more electric cars in the area for a long time but they don't exist so we have to build them ourselves. Gerrit, Stefan and I have been driving electric cars for a long time, but we have very few here. And topic number two is a new camera lens that, to be honest, was actually built almost exclusively for

Wunderland

because we've been looking for a lens like this for a long time that takes great pictures, but you're better off searching yourself!
gespottet tesla cybertruck bahnbrechendes objektiv wunderland update 21 miniatur wunderland
I'm standing here in the middle of the Americas section and since Monday our cyber truck finally drives here, at least when it doesn't have range issues. It's like a real electric car: you have to charge it from time to time. So it's not always in the way. And why it took two years to get it on the road even though it's actually been under construction for two years - Axel will tell you. When

Tesla

introduced the so-called "Cyber ​​Truck" three years ago, an all-electric pickup, our team was delighted with the design. We told ourselves that we have to put that thing in our area.
gespottet tesla cybertruck bahnbrechendes objektiv wunderland update 21 miniatur wunderland
When building the model, we looked at some concept art and then settled on this variant. For the very special reason that we can install the power supply on the trailer, it would not fit on the actual model. And in the end we are quite satisfied with it. Of course, we wanted to wait until the original was released. But it was delayed many times. Now we've heard that the release is scheduled for late 2023. We don't want to wait that long, we want to get it out there and let it cruise around

Wunderland

! Similar to the Elbphilharmonie, which was ready three years before the original counterpart.
gespottet tesla cybertruck bahnbrechendes objektiv wunderland update 21 miniatur wunderland
Well now I just have to solder a little thing together, put it together, test drive it on our test track... and then it goes up and I have to explain to the guys at the control station how it charges. the vehicle. In this case it is special because the car does not have mirrors. This means we have to connect it directly to the battery with an alligator clip, but that's not a problem. I have now noticed a broken floor LED. I have to replace it. You may be wondering what its purpose is. It is responsible for transmitting the vehicle's battery level to the system.
gespottet tesla cybertruck bahnbrechendes objektiv wunderland update 21 miniatur wunderland
On roads we build infrared receivers at specific points and over time individual vehicles will be asked if their battery is empty or almost empty. If so, to turn on the floor-LED. The vehicle passes the infrared LED and triggers a signal which is then sent to the program and then the program sends the vehicle to the charging station. "Philipp, wasn't Elon Musk sitting behind the wheel?" "He shot himself to Mars with a catapult seat, didn't he?" Yeah, he's finally driving across America! We also have really cool photos, find them on Instagram, TikTok or on Twitter. Not long shots, but really nice.
gespottet tesla cybertruck bahnbrechendes objektiv wunderland update 21 miniatur wunderland
Take a look for yourself! But now let's move on to this funny thing: "a normal camera lens", you think. Mistaken! We wait a long time. Now we can finally look around the corner! We can, for example, go into the alley here at St. Peter's Basilica and look around the corner. These are completely different takes! Now we can look behind things, something we couldn't do with the camera before. Right now we are practicing, you are seeing the first shots but each time it will be better. In the future we will get fantastic shots with it! Here I have the second generation "Probe Lens" from Laowa, the so-called "Periprobe".
gespottet tesla cybertruck bahnbrechendes objektiv wunderland update 21 miniatur wunderland
The special thing is that it is modular. It has a module with which you can look straight ahead and a module with which you can look 90 degrees around the corner. This helps us a lot because now we can finally go around the corner, behind houses or woods whatever and on the other hand we can finally go down to ground level if we somehow want to drive on the street in urban canyons. . This makes everything look even more realistic and allows us to get completely different perspectives compared to the first generation. Another advantage of this lens is that it is waterproof.
This is perfect for our basin in Scandinavia, where we have 30,000 liters of real water and now we can film all the underwater worlds, peek at the ships from below, giving you completely different perspectives that we were never able to show before. Of course, you must always keep in mind that this objective does not capture much light. It has a 14-40 aperture, compared to the lens we currently use for our recordings, which has a 2.8-22 aperture. This simply means that you need additional light or a very light-sensitive camera to produce good images. exposed. The lens itself has an LED matrix on the front that can be connected here via USB and operated with a power bank, for example.
The lens is a macro lens that has a focal length of 24 millimeters. This has the advantage that you can get really close and still have a wide angle look, which means you also have a focusing range of a little more than this two millimeters if you were to do it with a normal macro lens. It just provides a completely different sense of reality when you watch the recordings here in the area. We already did that for the beautiful shots of Rio de Janeiro and the world from above (on our bridge) with the first generation, but we haven't had a chance to look around the corner yet.
But we installed a light that then mimicked the sun and that just gave a whole different sense of realism. Now we had the opportunity to test it again with this lens. We were out and about in Rio de Janeiro, but also in the rest of the area, and now you can see these shots! These are really cool shots and we're full of ideas about what else we can do, where to look behind the area, behind the buildings or something like that. Maybe you can put your ideas in the comments? What ideas do you have? Where should the camera look behind?
We will do it! Well, now you have a few last drinks left. It's time for me to say goodbye, that's all for today with the

Wunderland

update

. Enjoy the last days of summer and take care, see you!
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