Project Description

Skycam was one of the first home projects I designed after buying a 3D printer. This skycam for my apartment was modeled after the cable-driven camera systems commonly used in sports stadiums. The system uses four stepper motors, Easy Driver – Stepper Motor Drivers, and an Arduino Uno to extend and retract four spools of string. A joystick and XBee module are used for wireless communication. The first video below shows a small scale test and the the second video shows the system mounted in the living room.

Small scale testing

Living room installation