We are releasing the first version of our 2 Axis GoPro Gimbal. It uses Dynamixel AX-12 robotic servos to control it. These servos provide 300 degrees of rotation with a 0.35 degree resolution. The gimbal is controlled via an on-board Arduino micro-controller that accepts PWM input and controls the Dynamixel AX-12 servos.
The Dynamixel AX-12 2 Axis GoPro gimbal can be mounted just about anywhere,and provide you with a way to control your camera to get the shots you want.
We have been working on a tripod mounted Pan/Tilt gimbal and decided a good use would be to test out using it as a GPS based Antenna tracker for our FPV gear we use on our Quadcopter and Multirotors. The antenna is controlled via our Ground Station which reads the GPS positions of the Quadcopter and tells the antenna where to face so that you are always facing the Quadcopter for best the best signal.
Here we are going to show you how to use a standard RC remote & receiver to control one or more Dynamixel servos. You will be connecting two of your RC remotes channels to an Arduino Mega, and using the Arduino Mega to interpret the PWM signal from the receiver, and then send it to the dynamixels.
You will need to have the MLI Dynamixel Library already installed to follow the article. If you have not done so you can find the instructions to do so here.
Mad Lab Industries is proud to release another new stylish case for your Arduino Uno boards. This Arduino Uno Case is made from 3/16 inch colored acrylic (other colors besides orange coming soon) and is designed to lock together with plastic hardware, no glue needed. The case is designed to be modular, different side pleates can be switched out to support the addition of shields, battery tray, etc.
The case has our standard slits in the side to allow easy routing of your project wires to and from the board, and also comes with a set of leg stands to allow you to stand your board on its side in addition to laying flat. All hardware for mounting your board, and the case is included.
Here we will guide you through some basic usage of the MLIDynamixel library with Arduino 1.0.1
Things you will need:
Arduino 1.0.1 with the Dynamixel Library Already installed. If you have no done this already please check out our Article on how to do this here.
We recently designed up some Protective Project Cases for Arduino Unos and Arduino Megas. Thought we would share a few quick snapshots of the Inventor models. We plan on putting these cases up on Kickstarter.com in the next few days so we can hopefully actually produce in quantity and at a reasonable cost.
So check em out, and feel free to give us feedback if you can think of anything we didn’t that would make them extra cool.