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Kostas1 03-28-2017 11:41 AM

Handheld bryshless gimbal DIY presentation!
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Hey there!!!

I'd like to make a presentation of my handheld gimbal,
for stable video shooting.
I used a cheap 2 axis brushless gimbal.

The project included many different aspects of "design" and thoughts like mechanical and electrical steps.


Kostas1 04-03-2017 11:51 PM

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I started my build,
buying a third-hand helping tool.

This is so handy when it comes to soldering etc!
I bought a piece of 3mm plexiglass and a nice Stanley FatMax saw....

Kostas1 04-03-2017 11:53 PM

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I also bought a nice holder/grip that is extra NO-slippery from ebay!

Kostas1 04-03-2017 11:57 PM

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The saw cuts the plexiglass nice & clean, but ofcourse it needs a little bit of sanding!!!

I also made a sanding block from some particle board I had laying arround.

Kostas1 04-04-2017 12:05 AM

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Here are the plexiglass parts after the cutting!

I used Medium CA+ to glue the pieces together and a couple psitsssss of CA Activator!

Kostas1 04-10-2017 11:04 PM

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Kostas1 04-10-2017 11:05 PM

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This is the cover of the acrylic box.
As you see I made two diagonal tabs to serve as balancers of the top part.

Kostas1 04-10-2017 11:10 PM

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Box cover!

Kostas1 04-10-2017 11:11 PM

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Here I sand the outside of the box with a very fine sandpaper to prepare it
for a 2 coat 2 colour spray paint.

Kostas1 04-10-2017 11:13 PM

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And then comes the paint!

Kostas1 04-10-2017 11:14 PM

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Kostas1 04-10-2017 11:20 PM

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For the electronics I used:

2 18650 Samsung Li-Ion batteries @ 2.200mAh
2 charging boards for Li-Ion's tp4056 @ 1A
1 3 Pole Double Pole Double Throw
1 dc-to-dc step-up converter
1 small button to change modes of the gimbal
and bullet connectors!

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