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.
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.
Carbon bike handle – Select the one that is the most straight.
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 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.
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
- Various metal drill-bits
- 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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