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Gimbal for a SteadiCam

by rhmorrison, published

Gimbal for a SteadiCam by rhmorrison Oct 10, 2010

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Description

This is a Gimbal designed for a DIY SteadiCam that I made for a colleague at work (See yb2normal.com/DIYsteadicam.html).

It makes use of two 624 bearings in addition to the required 608 bearing.
It would also be possible to use four 624 bearings or to use no 624 bearings. I thought using two was a good compromise. If you decide to use no 624 bearings then the height of the middle ring can be reduced to 16mm (same as the outer ring) or even 12mm.

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I am working on a new version of my desing.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Mark I printed fine and is working well.
Mark II shall improve the handle at the expense of more complicated printing.

Ah, I see.

Sad that they don't use a format that can be imported into other CAD-programs.

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Gimbal for a SteadiCam by rhmorrison is licensed under the Public Domain license.

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Instructions

First glue the 608 bearing to the center of the Inner ring and the two 624 bearings to their proper location in the Middle ring. Then attach the 4mm cap screw from the outside of the Outer ring to the Middle ring. On each side of a ring there should be a washer. It should be as follows: cap head, washer, outer ring, washer, nut, nut, washer, 624 bearing, washer and finally the nut.

Now attach the Middle ring to the Inner ring by using 4mm cap screw, washer, middle ring, washer, nut.

Adjust as necessary to get good movement.

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MarcusWolschon on Jan 17, 2011 said:

Really cool.

I just designed a gimbal myself (parametric, not STL triangle-mesh)

using 608-bearings and allowing for a handle.

That was of cause before I noticed this thing.

MarcusWolschon on Feb 5, 2011 said:

I am working on a new version of my desing.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Mark I printed fine and is working well.
Mark II shall improve the handle at the expense of more complicated printing.

rhmorrison on Jan 17, 2011 said:

BUT... You haven't posted your design yet! =-O

MarcusWolschon on Jan 17, 2011 said:

Having a closer look I think you can get rid of the nuts for ABS.

Screws easily cut their own thread through ABS and are then super-tight.

Without nuts this gets smaller.

Sinkhole-screws may also be used to make it even smaller.

What thickness of the ABS-rings and what solidness did you use to hold what kind of weight?
How did it work out?

daewootech on Oct 22, 2010 said:

cool, i wonder if i can remake with the laser. :-D

rhmorrison on Jan 17, 2011 said:

Should be pretty easy to do...

Torleif on Oct 10, 2010 said:
MarcusWolschon on Jan 17, 2011 said:

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Spacexula on Oct 10, 2010 said:

Ok, now that is sweet. Here I am going literally going though books of antiquities to find cool stuff to post and you post something VERY useful. Good job dude!

Will be printed tomorrow :)

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