Falcon is a high precision cable-suspended camera motion control system. It offers the room-spanning motion of a drone-mounted camera, without the inherent danger and noise. Carrying a Ronin gimbal and Panasonic GH4 camera, this mechatronic system allows the user to capture stunning footage.
We designed and fabricated our mechanical system from scratch. We used ClearPath servo motors and a unique spooling system to achieve smooth camera motion.
We used three RN-41 Bluetooth modules, Arduino Uno's and handmade protoshields to communicate wirelessly and recieve motion commands from the computer.
We wrote Arduino C code as well as Python scripts to control our motors, generate flightpaths, and connect to our bluetooth modules.