It took quite some time (after all it’s my first electronics project, I started with z-e-r-o knowledge about this), but finally I’ve finished my diy motion control box for Dragonframe.
Inside is a Chipkit Uno32 with 2 big easy drivers. All in a nice and handy box.
Now I can control step motors via Dragonframe’s interface conveniently, with a quick setup up time. I’ve also designed a motor holder for my skater dolly and am finishing up the design of a focus motor unit.
So what’s it for?
Step motors help to achieve controlled and repeatable moves of camera and/or objects in a stop motion project.
Gear certainly does not make a good film, but it helps achieving a professional and nice looking result. Hopefully I can show you some of those in the near future