If you have a traditional remote control device using hobby servos, you might think it would be cool to be able to pan and tilt your GoPro or other small camera with it.
You could go to the trouble of designing and machining or 3D printing something to hold everything together. Or you can simply buy one. This SPT200 device from ServoCity provides a convenient frame to mount the servos in, and a plate on which to mount your camera.
Camera weight should be two pounds or less. No stats on how far offset your 2 pound center of mass can be, but that’s a little detail that probably few non-engineers will worry about. A GoPro certainly meets this requirement, but some heavier equipment may be stretching things.
If you’d like to see it in action, check out the video of me testing it after the more reading link. The first part is a sped-up assembly sequence, and testing begins around 0:30.
Please note that Servocity gave me this Pan/Tilt device to play with and write about. I do think it’s a great mount, and servocity has always been excellent to deal with, both as a customer and as an advertiser.