Camera Mount Stabilization with MultinoCopter


Hi Guys,


I'm working on the MultinoCopter project since 2 months. It is a 50x50mm size board with full compatible arduino pro mini architecture and 9DOF imu. I didnt share it because i have to finish the multicopter code before. Now it is working as a serial IMU for the computer based projects (calculating euler angles) and camera stabilizer. 

Yesterday i tested the camera stabilization code on the 3 axis. The mount coming from a giant rc helicopter and it designed for Canon 7D.


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  • You can find them here.

  • Great @Melih, just post a link when (if) mount or complete design will be available for ordering.

  • @Melih, It's interesting that there are no really good opensource camera mount designs (like the one you've used). All available have many flaws.

  • I'm planning to buy. I already have a 3 axial gyro, is there a way i can buy the mount from you?

  • @Ivan, I guess no. Because they are planning to sell.

  • Is that mount design opensource?

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    Hi Melih,

    At the moment I'm waitng AV200 with 360 Pan and my idea is to have one mp32 + vrimu light + gps for manage it.

    So in my firmware i would implement also the functionality for tracking target. So if you have a gps tracker on your tracker your gimbal can follow it without any kind of control from cameramen.

    Other feature is to integrate the work doing on ArduCam in the gimbal so will be possible for the cameramen to control the info that he need for inform the pilot of drone about his needs.

    So on my Vr Dragon i would put this kind on control manual and automatic for tracking ...



  • @Robero,
    In the first versions of firmware, i was tested the 2048 step resolution servo (16.000 step is possible with Atmega328) but RC servo based stabilization is impossible. Because every axis affects other one when the axis not on the mathematical axis.
    I guess it is common mistake for every amateur stabilizer design. We are(amateur engineers) thinking only one axis.

    Just imagine, position of your platform is 43 degree roll and 17 degree tilt. Then you are trying to pan your camera for 67 degree. Only pan cant work for this position. You have to move roll and tilt servos for every position of pan servo for stabilizing them.

    My solution:
    I'm using 3 hacked servo as a geared DC motor controller and the IMU that connected on the camera platform (not on the flying base) is controlling every axis and stabilizing itself without and complex math. This is why it works on every axis without any problem ;)

    @Estebanflyer, It is my friend's rig. They are producing them for their requirements for aerial copter applications.
  • Almost hypnotic, I could watch this for hours...

  • Hi there! I really liked your camera rig, did you make it yourself or did you buy it?

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