With the booming market for brushless gimbals, I attempted to create my own.
I had an idea for a camera stabilizer back in 2013 as a Sophomore High-school project. I followed the RC community for a while and during this time the only camera stabilizers were still servo controlled. Suddenly, around mid-2013, Alexmos came out with one of the first hobby-level brushless controllers. This controller allowed brushless motors to substitute servos and brought a new level of smooth balancing that even geared servos could not bring (servos have a set # of positions that creates a limited pan/sweep). I made sure to pre-order this new controller and held on to it until more custom winded motors became easier to find.
List of Materials
GOOD RESPIRATOR MASK! (CARBON FIBER DUST IS DANGEROUS)
After this new technology became more developed I decided to begin the design phase. I began cading the initial designs using Solidworks, which I had to learn as I designed, and came up with these base plates. I did not know how to use assembly back then, so unfortunately I don’t have a final render of the gimbal.
These parts are optimized for 2.5mm cuts of carbon fiber plates.