servoframe (3-axis camera gimbal for GoPro)

by s_f_x
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    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

    $11.98
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  This is a 3-axis gyro-stabilsation gimbal for the GoPro HD Hero camera. Intended use is for aerial video and first-person view (FPV) flying. 
Video demonstration:

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Gyro stabilisation test:
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Current status: 
This is still work in progress - the current version has been slightly improved from the version in the video (I strengthened some of the elastic parts and improved the balancing). The gyro control board is my own design and currently not available yet. I will post an update once it is. The IMU is my design as well, and is available here.

You are welcome to order this design now, but be aware that it's still somewhat "beta". For the complete kit you have to order the back cage, the front lid, the servo cage and the mounting arm.

The servos that will fit are the MKS DS470 (available e.g. from Hobbyking). They do have a little play, but they are very smooth and by far the fastest servo I've seen in that size and price class. I'm still on the lookout for different servos that might be a bit smoother.

Dimensions

IN: 1.864 w x 1.621 d x 1.079 h
CM: 4.734 w x 4.118 d x 2.74 h

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