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USB camera gimbal

by brianhomer, published

USB camera gimbal by brianhomer Aug 12, 2012

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I try to work out my own design, the concept is camera can auto seeking the color object, and the mount can be upgrade to stereo vision purpose. At present the hardware already done. Software need overcome a minor technical problems then will be completed.

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1) Print out the parts, In fill can choose 30% or up to 50%

2) The camera mount using a round type USB camera. you may need to touch up for your existing one.you also can found the photo with 2 camera. The mount design can allow you using 2 camera if necessary. However, due to the precision, I cannot make too tight fitting indeed. the gap you may add some blu-Tack fill in a bit. then the camera can very secure fixed on the mount. Love you can share with another shape camera mount for this

***Servo mount was deleted, as this is for my first version. this version already skipped saving plastic

3) Some of the holes need touch up, will improve soon.

4) some movie taken and sharing with you
http://youtu.be/M01kOcMzP0o

5) software and testing coming (hopefully can be donw in 2 weeks.

some useful link and forum belows
forum about the matlab and arduino
http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1289761435
arduino servo pack, need to install on your arduino before use
http://www.ladyada.net/make/mshield/use.html
Mathworks support WEB about the Matlab arduino software pack
http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/32374-matlab-support-package-for-arduino-aka-arduinoio-package

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Would you be willing to share the original models? I would like to adapt the camera mount to hold my webcam and a green laser diode.

what files you need? let me know and let me have your email as well

It's those darned minor technical problems that usually take 90% of the time!

List out what make you annoying, I will modify it ASAP, at present some really need drilling to touch up a bit

Looks great!

What servos did you use? What other hardware is needed to build this? I would love to make one!

Futaba 3001 compatible low end servo X 2

Arduino UNO board X1

USB camera X 1

Next for object tracking, you need

Matlab program

Arduino to Matlab software pack

When I finished, will put all on WEB

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