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frederikkoopman

Hi Guys,

I just started a open source project which is a Micro Movinghead. The project is a combination of Arduino, PCB, electronics and 3D printed parts. It is a complete package, so people can already (version 1 is already online) make them. However I would like the project not to stop here. So hope some of you find this project intresting and will contribute in its development.

Link:
https://frederikkoopman.github.io/Micro-Movinghead/

Isaac96

Ahh. So it is a camera pan/tilt rig?
What do you think of using it for aerial photography?
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frederikkoopman

Ahh. So it is a camera pan/tilt rig?
What do you think of using it for aerial photography?
No it is not a camera pan/tilt rig. A movinghead is a lighting fixture used in the entertainment industry (e.g. clubs, concerts) for making movable lightbeams. This open source project gives you all the information to make your own. 

Isaac96

Oh :) OK.
Would it work for photography, though?
It would be good for autonomous AP missions.
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frederikkoopman

What you what is a completely different project. The head is a 3W RGB led not a camera so needs to be redesigned to fit one. The mount are not suitable for drones or other aerial platforms. Also the control at the moment is not autonomous (i hope to add a standalone mode) the moving head uses a DMX signal (industry standaard) to operate.

Sokosz

Hi

I am also planning to do a similar thing, although a bit bigger. (Around 15-20 cm high). I hope it could have more features than its smaller brother (and be lighter, also). Which feature (what professional moving heads have, but yours doesn't) would you recommend to add? Thanks for the help!

frederikkoopman

If you want to go bigger (and with more light) I would recommand to not use a RGB led but a white led with a colour wheel this is because a bigger led has more room between the light point and colours do not mix that well (also use glass optics, for this design I use a frosted plastic lens, this does mix the colour good but gives a wash like beam. With clear plastic lenses the colours do not mix properly). Also I would add gobos (with rotation) and a prism.

Next it would be better to also use stepper motor instead of servos (for larger and quieter movement). I'm currently working on a version 2 with stepper motors and could keep you updated on the progress.

Also I would make the casing not from 3d printed parts from laser cut aluminium sheet metal.

Sokosz

Great, Thank you! I would be happy if you could keep me updated about it, I am very interested! Hope we can share our experiances.

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