For a while now I was looking to do something more than blinking LEDs with my Arduino.
This idea came to me while Skyping in our morning-meet with my colleagues to enable them to control what they see in our office.
So on a rainy Sunday afternoon a while back I pitched it to a buddy of mine and we built the Arducam :)
When I initially wanted to add the Instructable I saw a number of similar instructables, some of which used a thumbstick. Having had an old PS3 remote laying around I decided to incorporate it before building the Instructable ;)
Step 1: The meccano frame
We built it to mount on my tri-pod.
Step 2: Connecting the shaft to the servo
I picked the cross-shaped gear for no better reason than that I thought I'll need it least of the lot of other gears that I got with the servo and saved them for future projects.
One has to take care to mount this really straight. I lined it up straight using my leveller (waterpas)
It was a fortunate co-incidence that the meccano bracket had almost the same width as the servo we used.
You can fix the servo to the base with a piece of double sided tape.