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 theinstructable 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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