Homemade Camera Gimbal Finished

Homemade Camera Gimbal Finished (Almost)

So my Gimbal project is reached a state where i can call it almost finished. Of course such a project will always have place for improvements, But for now it is in a working order.

A lot of people have been asking me for the drawings / plans for the build. but the thing is it turned out pretty different from my original drawings, so i had to make new drawings.

Homemade Camera Gimbal

The Gimbal is working pretty good but i still have some tweaks to make on it.

  • I can’t get the joystick to work properly only in one axis. The other keeps spinning even when the joystick is in the middle position, so for now i can only control the yaw axis with the joystick – my plan is to try another joystick.
  • The padding on the handle needs be of some other material – already ordered.
  • Missing quick release for the camera, right now its only a bolt – already ordered.
  • I maybe need a more powerful motor for the yaw axis.
  • I need a way to lock all axis or a case when transporting it.



The Build Videos

The Parts list

Some are affiliate links.
Motors

Gimbal Controller

Bluetooth module

Battery – I decided to make a internal battery instead. From an old laptop battery – 18650 cells you can see more here – https://pixeljunk.dk/diy-3s-battery-pack/

Carbon bike handle – Select the one that is the most straight.

M3 bolts

6mm Aluminum plate – i had this laying around so don’t have a link for that.

M3 Nylon spacers an bolts – Used these to mount the controller and the acc.

Bar ends / handles – I bought these at a local bike shop.

The Drawings

The drawings are in pdf, and should be correct size if you print them on A4 without any scaling.

I have to say these have not been tested or build after so it is at your own risk.

 

 

3 axis gimbal cad drawing

01 -Pitch Camera Mount

02 – Pitch Motor Mount

03 – Roll pitch motor mount

04 – Roll yaw motor mount

05 – Yaw Roll Motor mount

06 – Yaw Top Motor Mount

07 – Handle bar mount

 

The tools i used for this build.

To build the Camera Gimbal i used the following tools.

  • Jigsaw with metal saw-blade
  • Drill press
  • metal files
  • sandpaper
  • Various metal drill-bits
  • countersink
  • M3 thread-tap
  • soldering iron

I had a lot of fun building this and also some challenges – there a things i wish i did differently but it turned out OK.

If you are considering building one likes this and are not familiar with the tools i listed and basic electronics i will not recommend this. And thou i would like to help you with building one i simply do not have the time to do so, but i will try to answer if you have any questions.
Also this build is not rated for cameras heavier than the Sony a6000 – it will need more powerful motors.

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5 Comments

  1. Antonio ruju February 24, 2017
    Reply

    Hi, What motor do you suggest for a 1kg camera? (gh4)
    Thanks

  2. Showilo Sujan July 23, 2018
    Reply

    How much does it cost to finish your whole project?

  3. Krishnendu Ghosh February 11, 2019
    Reply

    Hello brother, your 3 Axis camera gimbal is awesome, is it too heavy to use? How much does it cost? Can it be made by carbon fibre for lighter version.

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