Stereoscopic Gimbal – Parts List and Detailed Photos

I’ve received a few requests for this, so I have compiled a detailed parts list for my 3D Gimbal. That list is below, followed by some detailed photos to help anyone who would like to recreate this project. I was hoping to include some build instructions, but unfortunately my constant barrage of deadlines hasn’t let up so I won’t have time. I’ve tried to double check and verify all information here but inevitably there are probably mistakes.

The estimated cost including 2 Raspberry Pis and cameras is $500 – $550.

Here are my detailed build photos along with some commentary (click for larger):

Gimbal Base

3 inch channel supporting 3/8 inch shaft and mounted to board. Notice the thrust washer (blue) between the base and horizontal channel.

3 inch channel supporting 3/8 inch shaft and mounted to board. Notice the thrust washer (blue) between the base and horizontal channel.

3D Gimbal Base Front View

Horizontal Channel

Note servo is removed

Note servo is removed

Vertical Channel

3D Gimbal Vertical Channel Front

4.5 inch belt around 1 and 2 inch hubs. I would recommend using a timing (notched) belt instead of this smooth belt because it slips too much.

4.5 inch belt around 1 and 2 inch hubs. I would recommend using a timing (notched) belt instead of this smooth belt because it slips too much.

Tilt Mechanism

The tilt mechanism (black) is all from a single kit. Servo City offers a great YouTube video on how to assemble this piece, link below.

The tilt mechanism (black) is all from a single kit. Servo City offers a great YouTube video on how to assemble this piece, link below.

Complete Without Electronics

Gimbal Full No Electronics

Complete With Electronics

3D Gimbal Electronics

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