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Simple Camera Pan & Tilt

I wanted to create an unlimited 360° +/- pan with 180° tilt sync'd to my camera shutter (Prism)

So I got some scraps from the garage and made this thing - I know the quality is really lousy

I'm somewhat unsure if the fuel tubing couplers will be strong enough (bottom/pan coupler isn't connected yet)

Both mechanisms move "fairly freely" so . . . we shall see


It's a start - more later



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  I connected a very small, geared uni polar stepper motor and I can make it move

  Just two questions:

  1. Does this connection look correct?  LINK
  2. The motor gets pretty warm - it's running with no load - is this normal?

  Thank you