Bit of a lag between updates, in between salesforce, integration and racing its hard to get time! Its looking good, Barry. Battery and electrics are all mounted, and preliminary testing looks pretty good. Took a lot of reading and research to get the camera to operate smoothly in all 3 directions: the weight of the..
Progress with the addition of the yaw axis! I’ve taken a standard C mount used in SLR photography and modified it. The C mount allows one handed operation, is self-balancing, and compact. I’ve had to modify it somewhat in order to be able to account for the height of the gimbal. Most of the work..
Bit of a break from last time, I’ve been stuck into a huge new project with Force.com. The stabilizer has had a few small problems. I took it out to an alpine environment for some testing, filming the guys riding bikes, and the 5 degree air made the wires in the gimbal go very stiff,..
Nearly there! The replacement IMU arrived the other day. I ordered it from Little Bird Electronics – great for all these little projects. So long as the IMU is a MPU6050 with I2C output it seems to work fine. I’ve connected it up to the gimbal, and instantly the readings are looking much better. ‘ve..
Now we’re starting to get somewhere. The brushless motor gimbal arrived yesterday, and I spent last night assembling it. Assembly notes (there are no instructions) ~ You need TINY allen keys in order to set the grub screws in. I don’t actually have my grub screws done up which is why I think my gimbal..
Whats the point of working in software if you can’t take an aside once every now and then! I ride downhill mountain bikes and snowboards when I’m not coding. I use GoPro cameras to film for notoriety, fun, to check my techniques and aid with training. One shot that I always like is the handheld..