APM and 3 Axis Brushless Gimbal Compatibility

All,

Before I go out and buy a brushless gimbal that I'm stuck with and is incompatible I'm wondering if people out there have a working configuration already.

I've got a Raspberry Pi camera which weighs in at single digit grams, so it doesn't have to be huge or crazy, just STABLE with no vibe.  I've got Copter v3.3 up and running rock solid.  I also have a servo gimbal that just doesn't work too great so hopefully the brushless is an improvement and less jittery.  

I've read up here on integrating the 2 axis Tarot that I'm sure everyone else has seen, but really wanted that third axis for pointing at a ROI.  Has anyone had luck integrating the 3 axis Tarot:

http://www.amazon.com/Tarot-3-Axis-Brushless-Camera-Battery/dp/B014OVQPDG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455843315&sr=8-1&keywords=Tarot+T4-3D

Or similar?  Must be APM compatible.  

Please help :)?

You need to be a member of diydrones to add comments!

Join diydrones

Email me when people reply –

Replies

  • in my opinion tarot is crap......I went thru many gimbals and the Z1 Tiny2 is by far the best ever tried, rock solid and strong but also like $300....

    if you want something cheaper that has a lot of options with a storm32 controller you can find them for $80 on goodluckbuy.com (3 axis also)

    • I'm not opposed to spending $300 for a solid gimbal.  Any issues with hooking it up to APM and using the APM PPM outputs for stabilizing the 3 axes?

      • you wont need to have APM stabilize it, the gimbal will do it itself....I do use APM to control pitch and pan axis via RC channels if thats what you meant


        • You are correct, and now that I've done a bit more research I have one of these coming my way in the mail as we speak.  

          http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0171KLV7C?psc=1&redirect=true...

          On another note, for anyone that has two different GoPros (like I will soon have) I designed a circuit which allows you to use APMs aux relay switch to go between the two on your video transmitter.  I'd be willing to share the design or sell anyone one for $25.  

          On the right, you plug in 5v,Sig, and GND to your APM autopilot relay channel.  On the left you have video out (yellow), and two video in (white/green).  You can then assign a channel on your radio to control the relay in APM and presto, switch between gimbal cam and FPV up front. 

          3702809077?profile=original

  • Surely someone has got a 3-axis gimbal working with APM?

This reply was deleted.

Activity

DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @chr1sa: Just a week to go before our next @DIYRobocars race at @circuitlaunch, complete with famous Brazilian BBQ. It's free, fun for k…
Saturday
DIY Robocars via Twitter
How to use the new @donkey_car graphical UI to edit driving data for better training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5-zHNeNebQ
Nov 28
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @SmallpixelCar: Wrote a program to find the light positions at @circuitlaunch. Here is the hypothesis of the light locations updating ba…
Nov 26
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @SmallpixelCar: Broke my @HokuyoUsa Lidar today. Luckily the non-cone localization, based on @a1k0n LightSLAM idea, works. It will help…
Nov 25
DIY Robocars via Twitter
@gclue_akira CC @NVIDIAEmbedded
Nov 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @luxonis: OAK-D PoE Autonomous Vehicle (Courtesy of zonyl in our Discord: https://discord.gg/EPsZHkg9Nx) https://t.co/PNDewvJdrb
Nov 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @f1tenth: It is getting dark and rainy on the F1TENTH racetrack in the @LGSVLSimulator. Testing out the new flood lights for the racetra…
Nov 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @JoeSpeeds: Live Now! Alex of @IndyAChallenge winning @TU_Muenchen team talking about their racing strategy and open source @OpenRobotic…
Nov 20
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @DAVGtech: Live NOW! Alexander Wischnewski of Indy Autonomous Challenge winning TUM team talking racing @diyrobocars @Heavy02011 @Ottawa…
Nov 20
DIY Robocars via Twitter
Incredible training performance with Donkeycar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yy7ASttw04
Nov 9
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @JoeSpeeds: Sat Nov 6 Virtual DonkeyCar (and other cars, too) Race. So bring any car? @diyrobocars @IndyAChallenge https://t.co/nZQTff5…
Oct 31
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @JoeSpeeds: @chr1sa awesomely scary to see in person as our $1M robot almost clipped the walls as it spun at 140mph. But it was also awe…
Oct 29
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @chr1sa: Hey, @a1k0n's amazing "localize by the ceiling lights" @diyrobocars made @hackaday! It's consistently been the fastest in our…
Oct 25
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @IMS: It’s only fitting that @BostonDynamics Spot is waving the green flag for today’s @IndyAChallenge! Watch LIVE 👉 https://t.co/NtKnO…
Oct 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @IndyAChallenge: Congratulations to @TU_Muenchen the winners of the historic @IndyAChallenge and $1M. The first autonomous racecar comp…
Oct 23
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @JoeSpeeds: 🏎@TU_Muenchen #ROS 2 @EclipseCyclone #DDS #Zenoh 137mph. Saturday 10am EDT @IndyAChallenge @Twitch http://indyautonomouschallenge.com/stream
Oct 23
More…