So we finally got it done, the 28BYJ-48 stepper motor gimbal we downloaded and remixed from Thingiverse (www.thingiverse.com/thing:794786 and www.thingiverse.com/thing:325876). This project was so cool, it involved 3D printing, electronics and code writing. What more could you ask for, oh and a camera too! Well check out the video and the Thingiverse links for the gimbal & tripod are above and the links for the GoPro arm and gimbal base are on TinkerCad here (www.tinkercad.com/things/1xm4ZRDMeuy-gopro-to-28byj-48-mount and www.tinkercad.com/things/kkIE3qFwVO1-28byj-48-gimbal-base). Also a link to the 28BYJ-48 stepper motors can be found below along with the XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer which was use to print this out with an Arduino controller.
So when you need something what is the first thing you do? Well if you have a 3D printer it is to visit Thingiverse and look for what you need, download it and print away. Well that is what we did when we needed a small tripod for the gimbal project we where working on. It turned out so well we created a video as if you need a small tripod, this is worth the plastic. One extra note is you will have to also design and print you inter-bushing for the 1/4″ 20 TPI rod, we liked this as it also allows us to customize things a bit.
Tripod link: www.thingiverse.com/thing:325876
So we are doing more work in the lab with 28BYJ-48 stepper motors and the gimbal we printed on the XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer from Thingiverse (www.thingiverse.com/thing:794786) but we need a way to mount a small GoPro style camera…
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Int he 3D world you need something, you print something and that is wha we did! We needed a L bracket in the lab for a camera stand to se printed one how great is that! If you need one just follow this link to download the STL file. www.tinkercad.com/things/9Bpvk6eqBAv-basic-l-bracket-for-tripod-mounting-of-camera
Since we have been doing a lot in the lab lately with the Arduino, we decided to print a holder from Thingiverse to hold both the Arduino and Perfboard as one unit. Well the STL is great, but the print didn’t come out so good as since the last firmware release on the XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer they seem to have dropped the bed temp from 90 deg-C to 70 deg-C which is on the low side we have been using rafts to hold prints down, however with the large surface area this one got away from us and we had edge curling. Watch the video and you can see it happen. Well the world didn’t end and it still worked however it did not look as nice as it could of.
If you have been following along lately, you know that in the lab we have been doing a lot with the 28BYJ-48 stepper motors and the Arduino controller. To help with this we have designed several printed boards on with…
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In the lab this week we designed the new 28BYJ-48 stepper motor & board mount which can be used with either the Arduino or the Raspberry Pi for automation or robotic projects. The STL can be found over at TinkerCad (www.tinkercad.com/things/4TAvPHsP07x-28byj-48-motor-and-board-slide-mount) and while we do have a few more changes we would like to do, we do plan on sending a version up to Shapeways when we are done as again is a great little board for building all kinds of projects!
Here you see both first and second versions of the 28BYJ-48 stepper motor and board mounting bracket were we made some changes in the updated version to allow it to be printed without supports. In addition we changed the mounting of…
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Here the first build of the 28BYJ-48 stepper motor and board housing printed on the XYZprinting Da Vinci 2.0 Duo 3D Printer. While most aspects of this first generation build did work out well, there a couple build issues which did push…
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As we do more work in the lab with the 28BYJ-48 stepper motors, we found the need to build an all in one housing to mount the motor as well as the control board. We also left several hole…
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Well we finally got the28BYJ-48 Camera Slider Build completed and tested and it was interesting project to say the least as it was the first time working with steppers and Arduino together. The video above walks though what we learned as well as some of the short comings as again, this was not meant to be a full working project yet just one of those experiments to see what was possible for the money. So what would you need to build something like this? Well the list is below:
3D Printed Parts:
2 – Mounts for the 28BYJ-48 steppers and the STL’s can be found here (www.thingiverse.com/thing:423357
1 – Slider, busing and washer with STL found here (www.tinkercad.com/things/bLlyngNpkNL-28byj-48-camera-slide
1 – 28BYJ-48 adapter to M4 rod can be found here (www.thingiverse.com/thing:251910
2 – #6-36TPI Rods
1 – #8-36TPI Rod (center screw)
2 – Length of heat shrink
Small Box of #6-36TPI Hex Nuts
Small Box of #8-36TPI Hex Nuts
1 – Small length of 1/4inch 20TPI rod
1 – Tube of epoxy (using https://www.tinkercad.com/things/6Y3Q9gOVh0q-camera-slider-base-ver2)
New center stage for the 28BYJ-48 camera slider build, as after doing some testing a failing to tap threads (#8-32TPI). We decided to print a new slider with a slot for a #8 hex nut to slip in the center a also a 1/4inch 20 TPI hex nut to thread in a piece of plastic 1/4 inch 20-TPI rod stock to attach a camera too. When you watch the video, note how the hole for the hex nut is printed in mid-air with no supports! It still amazes me to this day how it can to this.