Happy New year everyone. I hope you all had a great Christmas.
As I said in my last video the cabin videos will be light over the winter. I figure I can post some of my winter projects. The first is a Camera panning rig I built for my GoPro and dSLR.
My project was based on this Instructables : Timelapse Panning controller for GoPro Cameras
I wired the stepper motor driver to the same pins he used, 1,3,2 and 12. I took the 5v and negative to power the driver from the 5v and negative pins on the Arduino.
I modified his code for the larger steps needed for the increased gear ratio in my build, added interval less then 5 minutes and added the ability to set the start and stop by half steps using the up and down buttons.
I am planning on re-writing the code some more to allow going back in the menu’s and perhaps using the AccelStepper Library
Here are a list of Parts and below that is a video showing the use and some assembly instructions.
1 (SG804A) 4 inch Gearbox Arm
3 (535044) .250 inch ID x .500 inch OD Flanged Ball Bearing
1 (634074) 1/4 inch x 2.500 inch D-Shaft
1 (545588) (06.11.03) 1/4 inch Bore Clamping Hub
1 (RHA32-36-84) 84 Tooth, 32 Pitch Hub Gear (3/16 inch Face)
1 (585484) (03.11.03) 90 Degree Channel Bracket A
1 (585400) (09.12.02) Attachment Blocks (12 pack)
1 (585468) (04.11.01) Flat Single Channel Bracket
1 (ABS250-625-725) 6.25 inch x 7.25 inch ABS Sheet (1/4 inch Thick)
4 (534-1857) 6-32x 2.50 inch Aluminum Standoffs (Round)
1 1/4 20 x 1″ (cut to required length) stainless flat alan head – I found it in the parts bins
Misc 6-32 flat head screws and bolts (I got 3/8, 5/16 and 1/2 lengths)