Camera Gimbal

Prints (0)

Description

Summary

Simple camera gimbal for timelapse and stop motion photography, or motion control.

Let's you accurately position your camera in two axis or move through a pre-programmed sequence. Home switches make position control repeatable even after loss of power.

Supported cameras (as reported by makers): Nikon D3400, D850; Canon 70D, 5DmkIV

Gimbal video

Print Settings

Printer Brand: Ultimaker

Printer: Ultimaker Original

Rafts: No

Supports: No

Resolution: 0.15mm

Infill: 10-20%

Filament:  PLA 

Notes:

Most parts should print without supports (except cableJunction and motorMountA). Some larger parts can benefit from a small brim though, depending on your print setup.

I printed most structural parts with a wall thickness of 2mm and 1mm top/bottom to get the desired rigidity. This can be tweaked depending on your requirements and application.

Assembly

Use a good epoxy to join the parts that are printed in multiple parts. (Tip: leave one or both arms unglued for easier assembly)

The small pinion gears (SpurGearM1x16) work but not for very long, at least not with PLA, forces on these are quite strong. They will get you going but metal versions of them can be had for extremely cheap from China/Ebay (search for M1T16 pinion gears). I switched mine out after a while and it's working very well every since.

You'll also need: 4x 6000 Series deep groove ball bearings (OD 26mm ID 10mm Depth 8mm) 2x Nema17 stepper motors (mine are 17HS8401, 1.8A) 1x 10mm aluminium tube or similar metal shaft 2x proximity sensors M12 (optional, mine are LJ12A3-4-Z/BX) The cable junction is proportioned to accept 3 mini XLR type sockets.

Let me know if I forgot to mention anything else.

Oh, it's designed to fit my D3400 with cables sticking out. I don't have a full frame camera so am not sure what other models will fit on it. Let me know if your camera fits and what model it is.

Enjoy! And let me know if you do anything cool with it.

Design Files

File Size

2xBearingMountA.stl
170 KB
2xBearingMountC.stl
56.3 KB
2xMechStop.stl
77.9 KB
2xRetainerA.stl
56.6 KB
2xRetainerB.stl
60.5 KB
base.stl
178 KB
bracket_l.stl
77 KB
bracket_r.stl
77.8 KB
cableJunction.stl
436 KB
cableTieA.stl
35.7 KB
CamDovetail.stl
87.6 KB
camLeg.stl
131 KB
camLegHinge.stl
70.6 KB
DoveTailStop.stl
25.5 KB
DTRetainer_v2.stl
44.7 KB
DTRetainerCam_v2.stl
37.2 KB
DTRetainerClamp_v2.stl
41.9 KB
homeB.stl
105 KB
mainA.stl
97.1 KB
mainB.stl
59.6 KB
mainC.stl
166 KB
mainD.stl
367 KB
motorMountA.stl
67.1 KB
motorMountB.stl
110 KB
SpurGearM1x16.stl
179 KB
SpurGearM1x16fat.stl
220 KB
SpurGearM1x128.stl
2.15 MB
SpurGearM1x160.stl
2.67 MB
switchHolderA.stl
53.6 KB

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