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Affordable mechanical Gimbal for hobbyists, robotics, fun and learning.
Affordable mechanical Gimbal for hobbyists, robotics, fun and learning.Funded 6/15/2015
Affordable mechanical Gimbal for hobbyists, robotics, fun and learning.Funded 6/15/2015
68 backers pledged $5,933 to help bring this project to life.

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Gimbal for your Lights Camera or Action

$5,933

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Most Gimbals use basic cradle/pivot arrangements.... We thought we could do better,

So we made this deceptively simple Gimbal, an affordable and elegant solution for "looking around". Our Gimbal's mechanism lets you aim a small object - a camera, a light, a laser, whatever you can imagine - with two degrees of freedom using a central origin of rotation.

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What's in the Gimbal Kits?

Kit1. Pledges of 25$ and 55$
Kit1. Pledges of 25$ and 55$

25$ EARLY BIRD Gimbal without servos- Kit includes DropCam, ZipTie, GoPro Transition Plates and Gimbal Radial Mounting Bracket!(US Shipping Included, International priority shipping 35$ Kit does not include servos and full assembly is required)

55$ NEW KIT (SAME KIT AS 25$ EARLY BIRD) Gimbal without servos- Kit includes DropCam, ZipTie, GoPro Transition Plates and Gimbal Radial Mounting Bracket! (US shipping included, International shipping 16$)

Pledge 75$
Pledge 75$

75$ KIT's (Both EARLY BIRD 75$ and NEW KIT 75$ are the same) Gimbal with servos. Kit includes DropCam, ZipTie, GoPro transition plates and Gimbal Radial Mounting Bracket! US shipping included. (Medium and Small FUTABA servos included) (US shipping included, International shipping 16$ or Priority shipping 35$)

Pledge 100$ or more!
Pledge 100$ or more!

100$ KIT. Gimbal with servos. Kit includes DropCam, ZipTie, GoPro transition plates and Gimbal Radial Mounting Bracket! US shipping included. (Medium and Small FUTABA servos included) (US shipping included, International shipping 35$ Servos included and kit arrives fully assembled)

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Prototype we started our campaign with
Prototype we started our campaign with
Simple Digital RC control can be used
Simple Digital RC control can be used

With your Support we have refined the Gimbal design and we are excited to ship this Summer!

THANK YOU TO:

Kevin Moeggenberg of Fayette Hobby in Peachtree City GA. The Goat Farm Arts District in Atlanta!
Julio Montero
for the awesome video work
Ricardo Ibarria
for the beats
Andrew Diel and Jeff McGinley of FABLICATOR in Allentown PA.

This Project by:

Mark P. McJunkin - Industrial Designer/ Builder, Mechanic, Design instructor Georgia Institute of Technology. Noted for Thomson Bicycle component design, hands on manufacturing and big air. BFA 1994Carnegie Mellon University

Greg Hnat Programmer. 20+ years in the Software biz writing games, multimedia, etc. 5 Years ago entered embedded arena. 3 years ago learned Android for this project

Kai Chiang - Engineer, Builder, Thinker, Innovator, and Technology Pioneer. 3 years in engineering process design. 4 years ago made the first initial prototype. BME BS 2011 Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Jeremy Ackerman - Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor for Emory University School of Medicine and biomedical engineer teaching healthcare design courses at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Inventor, photographer, and wood worker. MD (2004) and PhD (2002) University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. BS, BSE (1996) Washington University in St. Louis.

Team LUKARI Inc.
Team LUKARI Inc.

Risks and challenges

At our minimum funding goal we will be able to deliver functional 3D printed parts. As our volume increases we anticipate being able to purchase additional printers to satisfy demand in a timely fashion. We ideally hope to raise enough money to invest in injection molding dies - which will be expensive, but worth it to deliver in volume.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    EARLY BIRD - Receive a Gimbal without servos. Kit includes transition plates for Nest DropCam and zip-tie mount. Specify color choice after funding. US shipping included.

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    NEW KIT
    Gimbal without servos. Kit includes DropCam, ZipTie, GoPro Transition Plates and Gimbal Radial Mounting Bracket!

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    Early BIRD with servos.Kit includes transition plates for Nest DropCam and zip-tie mount. Specify color choice after funding. US shipping included. (Medium and Small FUTABA servos included)

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    NEW KIT
    Gimbal with servos. Kit includes DropCam, ZipTie, GoPro transition plates and Gimbal Radial Mounting Bracket! Specify color choice after funding. US shipping included. (Medium and Small FUTABA servos included)

    (US shipping included, International shipping 16$)

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    Gimbal with servos.Kit includes transition plates for Nest DropCam and zip-tie mount. Specify color choice after funding. US shipping included.
    (Medium and Small FUTABA servos included)

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Funding period

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