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Tilt Pan Position Feedback for Bescor MP101 Video Motorized Pan Head

by pantonvich Apr 15, 2017
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Thanks for sharing your design. I'm using it for my own design. Very simillar, but I'm replacing potentiometers by a 600p/r incremental rotary encoer. I'm still adjusting the design in freecad, but I'm progressing. Thanks again, Juan.

thanks for the feedback - what encoders are you using?
I thought about using encoders but didn't want to track position and account for startup position. Plus didn't even know if any of it would work.

So far the pan tilt has had sufficient repeatedly for my needs with the potentiometers - but I haven't been able to fully use it as I'm still trying to sort out zoom control with my setup - I'm in the process of opening up the camera's and soldering wires to the zoom servo - what could go wrong - lol - I've already broken one camera but the second camera's surgery went well. :-) How it's on to coding zoom control.

I need to get some of my code posted but it has so much other extra stuff in it.... I'm controlling my cameras up to 600ft away.

Please post pictures and report back when you get your's working. Pete