Hey all, thanks for the add. I found this place while trying to learn more about gimbal setups, specifically building my own for a project that does not involve cameras. I'm beginning my build of a dual projector beam headlight for my motorcycle but the rub here is I want it to auto level as I corner. More than that even, I want each beam to auto level in one direction only. In more specific terms, as I turn right (and therefore lean right) I want the left side projector to follow the lean of the bike while the right side projector rotates to stay level to the road. In a left turn the exact opposite would occur. I have already developed a system to do this with the help of an arduino as my controller but I have other tasks for the arduino to perform while I'm riding and I'm concerned it doesn't have the power to manage real time leveling of the headlights while also carrying out the other functions I'm asking of it so I began my search for something more off the shelf.
All of that said here are my project requirements:
2 axis (both monitoring the roll axis)
adjustable end limits for each axis (0 to 45° and 0 to -45°)
enough power to handle a 1-1.5 lb projector assembly
as compact as possible
predefined calibration (no need to re-level every time power is removed and reapplied)
Some of those things may be non issues but I really don't have any experience yet so I don't know what is a common feature and what will require work on my end. Any suggestions of hardware and software would be greatly appreciated. I have no problem researching and learning how to use whatever is recommended, I just need a starting point. Thanks all.