Servo Operated Pan and Tilt for Arduino

Servo Operated Pan and Tilt for Arduino
Stock Number: 31390 MI
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Detailed Description

Light duty, plastic Pan & Tilt unit for a small video camera. 90deg tilt with 180 deg. pan.
Assembly Required

H: 3-3/8" W:D: 1-5/8” WT: .12

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Decent, light duty mechanism, terrible instructions
The mechanism is decent for an extremely light weight camera. Do yourself a favor and after you identify Parts A, B, C and D, throw the instructions in the trash, if you follow them you are likely to break something. Luckily they give you tons of extra parts. The only screws you will need are four of the very smallest screws, four of the larger screws with a flange and two longer, medium sized screws. The bolts and nuts are used to mount the base to whatever you are going to mount the mechanism too. Zoom in on the 3d pic on the website and look at it very carefully until you understand how it all goes together before you proceed. Note that the pic shows a single screw inserted incorrectly into Part D from the outside, instead of two of the smallest ones from the inside. Take one of the two armed white pieces, trim and file until it fits into Part A. The instructions claim you should use a 4 armed part, but this is incorrect the screws wont line up if you do. Secure the white part with two of the smallest screws from the bottom outside of Part A. Run them in snug, but dont overtighten them. Next insert the peg of Part B into the matching hole of Part D. The hole is probably too small mine was. Use a rat tail file and carefully enlarge the hole until the peg seats completely in the hole. Add a small dab of white lithium grease to the peg then insert the peg of Part B into the matching hole in Part D. Hold Parts B and D together while you install a servo into Part D. Secure the servo with two of the screws that have a wider flange. The servo is what holds Parts B and D together. Now trim and file one of the white, one armed parts so it fits into Part C. Again use two of the smallest screws to mount the one armed piece into Part C. Install the screws from the inside servo side, not from the outside as shown in the 3D pic. Trust me on this. Now install part C onto the other side of the serve mounted to part B. Dont force the servo into the white arm in Part C, it is toothed so carefully line up the teeth then mate the parts. Secure Parts B and C together with two screws. Now install the servo tip into Part A, again line up the teeth in the servo like before. Take the last two flanged screws and run them into the end of the toothed end of the servo tips. Do not tighten these down, if you do the servo cant move. Assembly is done, throw all of the leftover parts into you screw/widget jar for some future project. If the instructions had any relationship to what you have to do to put this together, I would have given this product 4 stars.
- Philip Ouellette, AZ
New favorite tripod
After riggin my camera up to this stand, I can honestly tell you that it is now my favorite tripod. I like being able to change my angle with a button click thanks to the arduino functionality.