|Jan 22, 2013, 02:36 PM|
Simple AlexMos brushless gimbal from Viacopter
Pictures added of production prototype VectorDD gimbal for GoPro and a first prototype gimbal for mirrorless cam and small to medium DLSR.
More controllers will arrive on moday 25/3 at Viacopter
I decided to take out a thread about the Alexmos gimbal system that will soon be launched from ViaCopter and Flyduino
Dont ask for preorders or lists - we are serious people, and we just dont begin to sell things that we dont have in stock Availability will be announced in good time before they go on sale.
Here are the videos:
The gimbal is adjustable, so it can be balanced perfectly. It is also designed to put the lens on the exact center of the roll axis - something that is very important for aerial videography. Gimbal design by SebastianJ
Final production version with USB and IMU for camera:
Price for the controller and IMU is 110 Euro.
GoPro Gimbal for HeroHD and GoPro2 will be launched first. Also of course version for GoPro3. We dont have an ETA on those, since it depends on how fast our metalworking factory can produce them for us. We are shooting for them to be available inside 3-4 weeks, but its not a promise.
GoPro version is 268 grams with camera and controller. GoPro3 version will be slightly lighter.
We are currently designing gimbal for Compact and System cameras like HX9, Nex 5/5N/7 and EOS M.
Later will come versions for DSLR and Camcorders like CX730 and CX760.
Feel free to ask questions or post suggestions.
Tuning guide (By Fabien from E-copter)
Motor winding info:
Motor schematic for a 12n/14p motor:
Detailed explanations on motor winding from jackerbes - thanks:
Basic information about Alexmos systems, licensing and cams possible to swing:
GoPro3 Version - production prototype:
Design study and first prototype for mirrorless cam and small to medium DSLR:
|Jan 22, 2013, 02:45 PM|
Like everyone else in the MR community the AutoQuad Team was seeking for a solution for a top notch gimbal control, though the internal camera stabilization of the AQ6 worked pretty well even with cheap gimbal/servo combos:
This video shows a cheap standard gimbal with analog servos, directly connected to the AutoQuad FC - not using the upcoming SBGC!
Thanx to the SBGC project by Alex Moskalenko and the efforts of AQ Team members like Jussi (ViaCopter), Paul (Flyduino), Felix (famous Flyduino NanoWii and UltraESC design) and SebastianJ (Gimbal design) we'll soon have what many desire: an affordable, simple but effective solution for Multirotors - and any vehicle you can think of attaching it to.
I'll try to collect some more info about Alexmos' SimpleBGC as we go...
You will find all necessary Downloads here.
Most important files for Windows can be found in the attachments below.
New Manual for the AlexMos / BaseCam1 controller:
How to calibrate the IMU properly - 6 faces of the "3D Cube" - llustrations by bcollydas:
New Forum for the Alexmos / Basecam project:
More videos of the ViaCopter/Flyduino SBGC will be collected in our YouTube Playlists
New 3axis Brushless Gimbal Prototype by Alexmos:
AutoQuad 6 Hexa X with BL Gimbal prototype
Some more yummie pics of the parts for the Alexmos brushless gimbal
Finally the controllers have arrived
Rewound Brushless Gimbal Motors
Rewound AXI motor prototype
Connection diagram and functions:
As you can see, Alex' solution is a separate controller with special firmware that can be connected externally to override the channels by both the flight controller and the receiver. The proto has a separate IMU.
As Jussi already mentioned Felix' design will include a USB connector and a separate IMU.
So you can easily connect it to the GUI for basic settings and control.
Using 2 Alemos boards for a 3-axis solution
New all-in-one GUI v2 to setup and tune your SBGC
Fabien aka Bricobrac from E-Copter wrote a nice tutorial on how to tune the PID settings here:
All tools, firmware etc. can be downloaded here:
E-Copter from France recently teamed up with ViaCopter and Flyduino!
So you will be able to choose from a wider range of motors and gimbals from now on.
You can expect a more streamline product base through this synergy.
This beauty really makes me want it, want it, want it!
A quick glance at the upcoming motors from E-Copter
Another prototype by Fabien aka E-Copter for bigger cameras:
Good News for DIYers!
First versions of CyLLIKA's Open Source Gimbal Mechanics will soon hit the shops from E-Copter/ViaCopter/Flyduino
Here's some more (Google translated) info:
Some info on Motors used for the project
Jussi recently posted some info and started a discussion here:
Since the team-up with E-Copter we'll have some more specific infos on the used motors soon.
Here's a nice online calculation tool for the motor winding:
Note: pic only shows an example of the outcome from the calculations
Dedicated RCG thread with a hugh amount of info about rewinding motors:
And here's an instructional video for DIYers on how to rewind a small Emax motor:
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|Jan 22, 2013, 03:36 PM|
Since Jussi posted the video for the first time people keep banging at our doors.
So there was an urge need to canalize the info - not having to tell everyone the same again and again...
|Jan 22, 2013, 04:15 PM|
PLEASE include a ramping feature on the tilt axis (pan axis when available). If you look at Zen videos you will notice pilot control on the pan and tilt axis are somewhat robotic. A ramping feature will smooth this movement.
|Jan 22, 2013, 04:35 PM|
Joined Feb 2004
Count me in! Already reserved the bucks for it
Do you have a estimation what the motors will cost?
Great work guy's. I'm really looking forward to it.
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