DIY Build Videos – CAME 7000 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

Today i've released several videos showing the assembly of the CAME 7000 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer. The videos start from basic assembly to basic PID tuning (very basic), and a few personal tweaks. It's a work in progress but for those who have just decided to pick up a CAME 7000 DIY gimbal kit, it should be a good start.

I've also broken up the videos into several parts, so that it's easier to skip certain sections if you're already half way through your build. As more questions come in, hopefully I will be able to add more and more useful content and refine each of the build instructions.

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In order to keep all of the questions, comments, answers, and other information centralized, i've set up a separate page for the videos and articles at http://gimbal.cheesycam.com.

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58 thoughts on “DIY Build Videos – CAME 7000 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer

  1. Derrick

    @Emm - it is the DYS HHG5D and I bought the AlexMos separate from the gimbal from rctimer. I have calibrated both sensors and double checked their top/right setup in the config. The camera and frame sensors are mounted the same place as the CAME camera and frame sensors are mounted. Using some spare parts, I fashioned an almost identical mount for the frame.

    For the frame sensor, I specified "Below YAW + PID source", which I think I'm going try turning off to see the jerkiness goes away any. Just seems odd as the pitch and roll move very smoothly.

  2. Emm

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    @Derrick - Yes you should try to do the calibration, but also you should double check the position of your sensor. I don't know which gimbal you are using, but make sure it's placed close to the middle of the camera frame. Putting it too much to one side may not read horizontal perfectly.

  3. Derrick

    Thank you for the helpful videos on PID tuning and balancing. I have a cube level and I don't know what I'd ever do without that thing now.

    I'm having a strange issue, though - I have the AlexMos 32-bit controller configured and hooked up to an RC receiver, running to my 14SG transmitter. I'm noticing that everything is smooth except for my Yaw motor. When I turn left or right with the remote, the movement is incredibly jerky. I've tried changing up my PID settings, tried adjusting the speed, trim, rates - everything. Just wondering if you think it could be a bad motor or something more obvious?

  4. Emm

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    @William Feemster - Apparently CAME-TV may be shipping units out with the latest firmware upgrade. The profiles will be different so figure out which profile you have. These should be the profiles that are installed when the units are shipped.

    7500 2.40 Firmware Profiles: http://goo.gl/VAyUw9
    7500 2.41 B4 Firmware Profiles: http://goo.gl/kujJO4

    Just because the PID settings can be imported, I would still double check if the motors are inverted and the sensors are in the correct Top and Right position (both Camera IMU and Frame IMU).

  5. Emm

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    @Tracy Evans - That's called a Deans connector, typical in RC Hobby stores. I purchased several of these: http://www.amazon.com/Venom-4000mAh-Battery-Universal-System/dp/B000W7WWFW/.

    Great batteries and it comes with universal end plugs so you can adapt the battery to just about anything. I would suggest getting a balanced charger though it will speed things up and keep your batteries maintained well. I have this one which has been working great and works with my DJI Phantom Quadcopter V1 http://www.amazon.com/Tenergy-TB6AC-Power-Balancing-Charger/dp/B00466LEMC/

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