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DIY hardware ideas for Panning?
#1
Hey all,

I've built my slider and have successfully accomplished linear motion. Now, I'm ready to add onto my dolly and get panning motion as well. I'm looking for your ideas and designs. I know I could buy a pre-made pan and tilt, but I want to built this myself. Any suggestions would be appreciated. If you have pictures of your own build that would be awesome.
Thanks,
Rgunnells
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#2
(04-02-2014, 06:16 AM)rgunnells Wrote: Hey all,

I've built my slider and have successfully accomplished linear motion. Now, I'm ready to add onto my dolly and get panning motion as well. I'm looking for your ideas and designs. I know I could buy a pre-made pan and tilt, but I want to built this myself. Any suggestions would be appreciated. If you have pictures of your own build that would be awesome.
Thanks,
Rgunnells


Hello Rgunnells,

I am working on a 3D printable version of such a PAN-head-solution. Version 1 failed miserably, version 2 worked but was far from smooth and could only carry pretty light-weight cameras. I already have an idea for version 3 but had no time to start fiddling with it so far.

I checked the market but everything there is to expensive, to heavy and big or all of that. I really like this solution though but am refusing to pay 750 dollar for it:

https://bmumford.securewebsites.com/photo/rotary/mini/mini500.jpg

Please keep us updated on you research.

Cheers,
Airic
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#3
Hey Guys,

I have planed a gear some times ago. I want to use it for a panorama head. A friend of mine created me a first version. It works ok, but I redesigned it for easy fabricating. The friend now has no possibilities to produce a new version.
It has a worm gear with a reduction of 80:1 for very small steps and heavy load.
I don't know the exact weight but I think its about 1 kg with motor and everything. Perhaps it's possible to produce it from polymere or something like that.

If there is anywhere a guy who can make such gear with cnc.. please let me know!!!

Here is the drawing.


   
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#4
(04-10-2014, 07:07 PM)Sascha Wrote: Hey Guys,

I have planed a gear some times ago. I want to use it for a panorama head. A friend of mine created me a first version. It works ok, but I redesigned it for easy fabricating. The friend now has no possibilities to produce a new version.
It has a worm gear with a reduction of 80:1 for very small steps and heavy load.
I don't know the exact weight but I think its about 1 kg with motor and everything. Perhaps it's possible to produce it from polymere or something like that.

If there is anywhere a guy who can make such gear with cnc.. please let me know!!!

Could you share the CAD data (e.g. as *.stl file)?
Thanks,
Airic
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#5
Yes I "can" share the CAD data, but, I don't want to share all my thought's for nothing. There are other guys who produces gears, and sell them for only 450 $.
My thought is, first to create a perfect gear, that is easy to produce, and then make it public.
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#6
(04-11-2014, 09:17 PM)Sascha Wrote: Yes I "can" share the CAD data, but, I don't want to share all my thought's for nothing. There are other guys who produces gears, and sell them for only 450 $.
My thought is, first to create a perfect gear, that is easy to produce, and then make it public.

Well, I am looking forward to your final setup.
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#7
(04-07-2014, 10:22 AM)Airic Lenz Wrote:
(04-02-2014, 06:16 AM)rgunnells Wrote: Hey all,

I've built my slider and have successfully accomplished linear motion. Now, I'm ready to add onto my dolly and get panning motion as well. I'm looking for your ideas and designs. I know I could buy a pre-made pan and tilt, but I want to built this myself. Any suggestions would be appreciated. If you have pictures of your own build that would be awesome.
Thanks,
Rgunnells


Hello Rgunnells,

I am working on a 3D printable version of such a PAN-head-solution. Version 1 failed miserably, version 2 worked but was far from smooth and could only carry pretty light-weight cameras. I already have an idea for version 3 but had no time to start fiddling with it so far.

I checked the market but everything there is to expensive, to heavy and big or all of that. I really like this solution though but am refusing to pay 750 dollar for it:

https://bmumford.securewebsites.com/photo/rotary/mini/mini500.jpg

Please keep us updated on you research.

Cheers,
Airic

Yeah $750 is too much, but thanks for the pic. Maybe I can create something myself similar.
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#8
There Aren't possibilities to control motor like that?
http://bescor.com/MP101.htm
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#9
(04-16-2014, 11:51 PM)arian Wrote: There Aren't possibilities to control motor like that?
http://bescor.com/MP101.htm

If this system uses stepper motors than it could be hacked pretty easy. If it uses something else, then no.
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#10
(04-17-2014, 11:32 AM)Airic Lenz Wrote:
(04-16-2014, 11:51 PM)arian Wrote: There Aren't possibilities to control motor like that?
http://bescor.com/MP101.htm
If this system uses stepper motors than it could be hacked pretty easy. If it uses something else, then no.

I don't know what is inside. But I think, remote control is a simple push button for each direction.
http://protechy.com/bescor-mp-101-hack/
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