After the simple rig made for the Gopro to take pictures straight down, I thought it would be nice to have a rig that could pan and tilt.
I wanted to use the GSD-rig (also known as HSD-rig) as starting point. This rig is used as a Picavet for the Pan and Tilt version.
The rig is intended to be used with the Camremote by Linnar or the AuRiCo by mr Engels. Although I did my testing using a normal remote control. The remote also works perfectly, although the rig is so small that it is difficult to see where the camera is pointing.
The pictures below are from the first prototype. This works perfectly as it is right now, so nothing needs to be changed with respect to functionality. It tilts from horizontal to vertical and is capable of continuous pan rotation. Gears used for pan have a ratio of 4:1, allowing for smooth pan control. The tilt servo is connected indirectly via a simple rod. This keeps al electronics and servo's nicely on top, resulting in a compact rig.
One thing needs to be changed; the prototype is build using CA-glue. Making it difficult to replace parts in case something breaks. The design will be slightly changed, so the rig simply is bolted together using 2 or 3 screws. This also allows easy access to the electronic components.
The camera cradle will stay as it is; simply glued together.