"I also had some problems with the infrared trigger. My problem was the sun light, I used more tape layers to cover the led emitter and the problem disappeared. I used an Arduino to trigger the shot every few seconds."
"A comparison between this system and one simple without dampening would be great. Sometimes adding a dampening system can get it worse. I give up with the dampening on the motors, I'm trying this dampening direct to the camera gimbal: