April 04, 2013

DIY gyroscopic camera mount with Arduino

 If you've been making video footage of your bike or motorcycle rides, this project may be of interest. Instructables user "saftari" has devised a mount for a camera that keeps it upright even when taking various curves that usually affect the angle. It simply uses an Arduino which reads a gyroscope and then controls the camera-servo device to keep the camera upright. With an amount of trial and error the final project was a success and is demonstrated in the following video (you might want to turn the volume down):

Another example of what can be done with an Arduino and a little imagination. Visit the instructable for hardware and sketch details. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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