DIY Camera Gimbal

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Introduction: DIY Camera Gimbal

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.

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.
https://oscarliang.com/build-brushless-camera-gimbal-handheld-quadcopter/

Check out this demo video:

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.


So here is How I made it.

Step 1: Design and Plan

Planning the setup on paper, with measurements.

Step 2: Buy Components and Parts, Assembling

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!

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    14 Discussions

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    priccardo
    priccardo

    4 years ago

    could you please send me a list of all materials with link for buy you used in your video?

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    RohanK48
    RohanK48

    4 years ago

    Can a gimbal having a handling capacity of 4kg can handle a camera weighing 2kg??

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    derek.gnuss
    derek.gnuss

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I'm looking for a GoPro gimbal that is cheap and easy to use with a bike. Any recommendation? I have tried the DJI (too complicated, complex calibrations required all the time) and did not like. Has anyone ever tested something that works? And anyone ever heard of this www.darewarelabs.com?

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    mattharris23
    mattharris23

    5 years ago on Introduction

    can you use any brush less motors? or do they have to be set up for gimbals?

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    ereed7
    ereed7

    6 years ago

    What is the purpose for the roll of tape underneath the camera?

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    acuypers
    acuypers

    6 years ago

    which battery you use? voltage and current?

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    lacglzh
    lacglzh

    Reply 6 years ago

    well, it depends on the Gimbal controller board you have. the one I used was a 11V 900mah battery.

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    shootr
    shootr

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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