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I did a bit more testing of #Cambot this time with a table full of miniatures. Sort of a quick sweep through the static scene to see what can be programmed and shot in about an hour. I’m finding that the mechanics aren’t tight enough for accurate repeatability. When I try and plot out new key frames it won’t quite line up to the registration of the previous but it’s still exciting to get the camera moving. For now I’ll either have to keep with short moves, or have the full timeline programmed to shoot without interruption. Annoyingly after this shoot it seems two of the axis are no longer driving their motors, I picked up a new set of drivers and installed them but need to get into tuning again #itneverends #dragonframe #stopmotion #warhammer40k

 

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I did a bit more testing of #Cambot this time with a table full of miniatures. Sort of a quick sweep through the static scene to see what can be programmed and shot in about an hour. I'm finding that the mechanics aren't tight enough for accurate repeatability. When I try and plot out new key frames it won't quite line up to the registration of the previous but it's still exciting to get the camera moving. For now I'll either have to keep with short moves, or have the full timeline programmed to shoot without interruption. Annoyingly after this shoot it seems two of the axis are no longer driving their motors, I picked up a new set of drivers and installed them but need to get into tuning again #itneverends #dragonframe #stopmotion #warhammer40k

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Cambot is ALIVE

All four axis are working now. It was a serious game of trial and error and process of elimination, and in the end I determined I must have a short in channel 4. But this was only after the logic puzzle of trying each combination of motor/driver/channel/wire.
Fortunately this Biolapse card has six available, so I was able to move everything from 4 to 5, then tune the steppers and it’s ALIVE!


Cleaned the wiring

Cleaned the wiring and set the motor drivers up on stand-offs the whole enclosure looks orderly and ready to rock. It’s amazing how much progress I could make in an afternoon without actually testing the components, maybe procrastinating a tad. #stewardesshowfarexactlyisatad? #art #arduino #dragonframe via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tmThEm

Cambot wip

My Instagram Post 16 September 2017

Cleaned the wiring and set the motor drivers up on stand-offs the whole enclosure looks orderly and ready to rock. It’s amazing how much progress I could make in an afternoon without actually testing the components, maybe procrastinating a tad. #stewardesshowfarexactlyisatad? #art #arduino #dragonframe


Drivers

Taking the advice of a super genius coworker I delved back into the guts of #cambot with my smallest soldering iron to check connections and clean up this mess of spaghetti. It took hours but I think my #motioncontrol rig is close, the motors now move in both directions! it might have been badly tuned #easydriver but now it seems like the tilt motor is having some torque/slipping issues #arduino #dragonframe #art via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qkFjEB

cambot progress.

More #cambot progress. I might have gone a bit loopy cutting and crimping wires but with these makeshift VGA plugs I think I’ll be able to use a KVM cable to go between the motors and power supply all the way up the crane #motioncontrol #moco #art #dragonframe #stopmotion via Instagram http://ift.tt/2lRfHZW

experimentation

Starting a little bit of experimentation with the stepper driver #motioncontrol #dragonframe #cambot #art via Instagram http://ift.tt/1TF0U2l