I'm developing my DIY 360 degree video equipment of my own design. It's based on the Mobius actioncam.Mobius action camcorder
Recordings are processed and assembled with my own shell scripts and processes, using Hugin, Multiblend and open source programs on Linux.Hugin
I've made shell scripts for converting video to ASCII.
I've found a way to create 360 degrees ASCII panoramas, too.
Video and panorama can be created with libraries AAlib, Libcaca and Img2txt.