Pan/Tilt base recommendations

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I know theres a couple of freaks here that work in special effects/pyrotechnics and the like, but my question is open to all.

 

I am looking for a motorised, or servo controlled pan-tilt base to move/position a light that is about 8 ounces(500 grams to you civilised freaks) in weight.

 

The base does not need to swing 360 degrees, nor tilt 180 degrees.  If I can get +/- 90 from center on teh pan, and +/-45 on teh tilt from center I would be fine with that.

 

low voltage/low current is a must as this would be battery operated.

 

Amazon has a few 'cute' little modules but I am looking for something thats a grade or two above that.

 

Cheers,

Jim

 

EDIT:  I plan on controlling this with an AVR so no need for handheld remotes....

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Last Edited: Wed. Mar 30, 2022 - 01:43 AM
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Jim,

 

Your slew rate would be a helpful specification.

Ross McKenzie, Melbourne Australia

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Something like this

Happy Trails,

Mike

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Have you seen this (brand new)?

It might not quite have the tilt range you want

Might  be "steppy", rather than continuous motion (if that is important)

They do mention battery power

 

https://ring.com/products/pan-ti...

 

There is prob some api tyou can tie into for control, though you may need wifi....or maybe that is already part of you overall plan.

 

If you have a Stick Up Cam Plug InPan-Tilt Mount is powered without needing an additional electrical source. If you have a Stick Up Cam Battery or Stick Up Cam Solar, to power your mount,

 

https://blog.ring.com/products-i...

 

 

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I've always been happy with LynxMotion's stuff:

 

http://www.lynxmotion.com/c-61-a...

 

These are "RC Servos" - using PWM to control angle.  Not so clear on efficiency, but I've always seen that you can just shut them down and they stay put, unless heavily loaded.  Have fun!  S.

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mike32217 wrote:

Something like this

 

Good grief! ZAR 31 721 which equates to roughly USD 2 187!! Does it build space shuttles too!?!

 

I was going to suggest looking at the camera fraternity until I saw the prices. They are insane!

 

I found quite a few YouTube videos for DIY Pan/Tilt and Pan/Tilt/Slide mounts. Some links below. I hope that helps ..... and is cheaper! -

 

Making a Pan Tilt head DIY

3D Printed DSLR Camera Pan Tilt Mount (Arduino/Stepper Driven) 2020

DIY Motorized Camera Slider with Pan and Tilt Head - Arduino Based Project

 

3-part one which looks quite interesting -

DIY Motorized Pan Tilt Head Project - Part 1 (Mechanical and Electronic Design)

DIY Motorized Pan Tilt Head Project - Part 2 (Mounting and Testing)

DIY Motorized Pan Tilt Head Project - Part 3 (Mobile Application)

 

DIY Camera Slider with Pan & Tilt Head - Blynk App, Arduino, CNC Shield, HC-05

Homemade Camera Pan Tilt - DFRobot

DIY Arduino camera slider for professional timelapse and stopmotion

Pan Tilt Control using Servos for ESP32 Cam | WiFi Security Camera

 

Wayne

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Wayne... did you click on the rubles price accidentally?

 

Ross McKenzie, Melbourne Australia

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valusoft wrote:
Wayne... did you click on the rubles price accidentally?

 

Lol, nope I don't think so Ross. laugh

 

 

Wayne

East London
South Africa

 

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Some great ideas posted, thank you.

 

I realise that a good Pan/Tilt is going to be a couple of hundred unless I make one myself.  Issue is that I may need quite a few so if I could find a supplier it would save me a lot of time.

 

Maybe I need to hit Aliexpress

 

Jim

I would rather attempt something great and fail, than attempt nothing and succeed - Fortune Cookie

 

"The critical shortage here is not stuff, but time." - Johan Ekdahl

 

"Step N is required before you can do step N+1!" - ka7ehk

 

"If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue!" - Kartman

"Why is there a "Highway to Hell" and only a "Stairway to Heaven"? A prediction of the expected traffic load?"  - Lee "theusch"

 

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