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Help building Motorcycle Gyro Cam

This is what a gyro cam on a motorcycle looks like, great hey!, but they are currently too expensive for mere mortals to buy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCOt78MB5vM&feature=player_embedded

Ive been asking for help from my local RC club and a close friend who is a plane engineer & flies RC helicopters, all say this cant be done so im coming here for help cos I know Instructables members know how to do it.



My Skills - No electronics or RC experience, but I do make lots of engineering parts on my garage mill and lots of stuff from carbonfibre.

My Plan - Was to buy a RC helicopter gyro, servo's, gears & linkage etc and build a platform that could rotate a small bullet cam to be level with the horizon.  But my RC club says it cant be done, so now I dont know what to try.

Can anybody help suggest what bare components I need to start experimenting?

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derek.gnuss2 years ago

Hi! Can you guys recommend any gimbal that actually works as a gyro-mount for bikes? I have tried the DJI, the GS1, the cheap Feiyu but nothing actually worked. I don't want to try home-made solutions. Have you guys heard of this www.facebook.com/darewarelabs ? Or any other product that work? Please let me know.

ant... (author) 4 years ago
It seems that the pro gyro's actually use traditional spinning wheels inside. That makes me wonder if I would be better off buying some high speed motors and making wheels. Wish I could see inside them as testing will be a head banging experiance im sure.
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I recall somewhere I saw a camera stabilized unit made from a couple of hard drives spinning on each axis. Search should be easy for it if it might help.
ant... (author) 4 years ago
Latest News: I bought a Gyro/Servo from Dunehaven systems and its an amazing piece of equipment for the $80, able to correct and angular movement on one axis. The only problem with it is that if the gyro gets banked over for more than 1 second it tries to recentre itself, loosing its leveling capability. As racing bikes are often banked over for 5 seconds or more, this is a big problem.

Im now moving onto the arduino system to see if that will work.

PS the pro systems cost $3,500 and you need 3 of them to cover all axis, no wonder they are not keep on the little guy getting hold of this tech.
ant... (author) 5 years ago
ALMOST FINISHED - Ive got one more project ive got to put time and money into then its Gyro Cam time, im in the UK so it winter now too. But come spring time I will have a super duper Gyro Cam that is looking from further back, so it can see the bike floping into conrers, the biker doing the controls and the scenery. It all works, ive got all the parts tested, just need to wait for 2012 spring :)

Yeah the GS1 does return to centre but Nothing is perfect.

Thanks for your help
ant...
aquinasv ant...5 years ago
Hey guys.

Finally I complete Gyro Stabilized Camera Mount.
Now I posted on my Youtube just prototype version.
but sooner I will posted on my youtube complete one.
anyway It works with arduino gyro sensor board with programmed.
So It works fine. never return to center.

Now I made it 2 version
1 this is for GoPro camera. cause many peoples used this camera.
2 this is for other camera ( contour, xd170, usual camera )

So anyone wants to see then come to my youtube.
and contact me my email is aquinasv@gmail.com

www.youtube.com/aquinasv.

thanks.

aquinasv5 years ago
Hi. I made MickeyMouse Gyro Cam Mount lastweek on my youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5foP6Qdq6U4

ninjawasaki, that's why you asked me before right?
anyways. I made it with

GYRO-Servo (GS-1)
Camera Mount ( www servocity.com)
battery pack ( from ebay )
Aluminum piece for stay ( just i got it )

Anyways $75 + $30 + $5 + $5 ( around I don't remember exactly)
Around it was the amount that I bought. ( including shipping charge )
But It need time to wait those stuff delivered to you.

If you wanna get this one even if look ugly. but it works..
already assembled. I don't need extra. wasting money.
Anyways let me know
I have one more extra. I will post on youtube better version.
And I will post the detail....
thanks...
Could you contact me. I am looking for a gyro like the one you have on youtube. I ride a 675daytona and use a contour and gopro but need that GYRO>>>>>> contact me please jtryzbiak@hotmail.com
Hi there... Could you let me know how you made it? Or how much you want on the spare unit you have? Contact me: rubenskc@yahoo.com.br
ant... (author)  aquinasv5 years ago
Hi aquinasv - That system you built is brilliant! and its a very good idea for you to sell them, that system you have would work perfect for most full size video/still cameras. Im hoping to make one that is very small and fits into a long thin tube to hold a bullet camera. Thanks for posting man :)
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