A concept camera gimbal.
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I created this project to learn about different control system algorithms, mainly the PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) Algorithm. This camera gimbal detects its orientation through the use of a 9-axis accelerometer and shifts its position via 3 geared DC motors.

I built two prototypes of this device. Rev 1 (left) only had 2-axis control and used a simpler accelerometer. Rev 2 (right) had 3-axis control and utilized a more advanced sensor and motor controller.

Prototype Development

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Accelerometer & H-bridge breadboard circuit

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Single axis test rig

Firmware testing and debugging