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I recently build a Camera gimbal, tt's simple, effective, and really helps to get rid of most of the shakes and vibrations from the video.

Check out this demo video:

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In this instructable, I will briefly explain how I built my own DIY brushless camera gimbal, if you are still in doubt please refer to more detail and pictures on my blog post.

http://blog.oscarliang.net/build-brushless-camera-gimbal-handheld-quadcopter/

The camera gimbal is very cheap to build:

  • Frame material (plywood, screws, nuts, angle blankets etc) - <$10
  • Gimbal Motor x 2 - $23
  • Gimbal Controller - as low as $20
  • Total $53

I used a slightly more expensive one in my project, but you can definately get some cheap ones for as low as $20.

And it's very light too, only 160gram net weight, perfect for traveling. I also plan to mount this on my helicopter and quadcopter.

Check out this video I filmed using this camera gimbal and my gopro.

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So here is How I made it.

 
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Step 1: Design and Plan

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Planning the setup on paper, with measurements.

Step 2: Buy components and parts, Assembling

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Assembling is not difficult, once you designed your gimbal accurate enough. I could have used nylon screws and nuts, which are much lighter. 50% of the weight of this gimbal probably comes from the metal parts.

Step 3: Questions and Idea?

You can leave your commend on my instructable, but I don't come here everyday, so if you want a prompt reply, leave a comment on my blog instead. Have fun!

ereed75 months ago
What is the purpose for the roll of tape underneath the camera?

I think it is just a stand.

thank you

acuypers5 months ago
which battery you use? voltage and current?
lacglzh (author)  acuypers5 months ago
well, it depends on the Gimbal controller board you have. the one I used was a 11V 900mah battery.
shootr lacglzh5 months ago

What do you estimate the battery life to be with the one you use? 1-2 hours?

амалов5 months ago

Прикольная штуковина

Aliyanowh5 months ago

Why not give full details

very nice