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Laser Cut Kite Photo Rig
by miles, published
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Laser cut design for tilt /pan camera mount for kite photograpy.
Requires 2 micro servos, some tubing, and the ability to drill your own aluminum bracket for the camera.
Designed to be hacker friendly. Almost any kind of wood or tubing can be used.
Weight of prototype is 125 grams with servos and gears.
Almost any kind of plywood can be used. 2.5mm 5 ply was fragile but did work. I'm using 2 layers of 3mm plywood for the sides.
The tubing can be 5/32 or 4mm. Ace hardware and other local hardware stores stock 5/32 tubing.
The camera is attached by a thin bar of aluminum. The pivot point should be at the balance point for your camera. Make sure the arms are square to the bottom.
The original files were made in inkscape. There are some weirdnesses in the DXF file, extra nodes that don't make sense.
The hard part of this design is making sure that all edges are square to each other. You can either ignore twist, or start from one side, super gluing towards the other.
The legs on the bottom can be extended by left over lengths of aluminum tube, or zip tied to a curve of PEX. A third leg can be added in the back & connectd to two of the cross tubes.
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