Pan/Tilt Bracket Kit (Single Attachment)

This is an easy-to-assemble pan/tilt bracket kit that utilizes servos to move on two axes fit for camera and helping-hand applications. This particular bracket kit is the same one we use in our SparkFun Raspberry Pi Zero W Camera Kit to create a remote camera system for your home or workplace.

Everything is included to get this kit assembled, even the servos (just be sure the servo motors are centered during assembly). All you will need is a small screwdriver set and a pair of clippers.

Note: Since this Pan/Tilt Bracket is a kit, some assembly is required. Check our Documents for a complete Assembly Guide.

Pan/Tilt Bracket Kit (Single Attachment) Product Help and Resources

Setting Up the Pi Zero Wireless Pan-Tilt Camera

September 14, 2017

This tutorial will show you how to assemble, program, and access the Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless Pan-Tilt Camera.

Core Skill: Robotics

This skill concerns mechanical and robotics knowledge. You may need to know how mechanical parts interact, how motors work, or how to use motor drivers and controllers.

3 Robotics

Skill Level: Competent - You may need an understanding of servo motors and how to drive them. Additionally, you may need some fundamental understanding of motor controllers.
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Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.

2 DIY

Skill Level: Rookie - Basic hand tools are required and instructions will allow more freedom. You may need to make your own decisions on design. If sewing is required, it will be free-form.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Easy to assemble but...

I found this Pan/Tilt Bracket kit simple to assemble. My only disappointment is that the RP camera can only be attached by double sided tape. The camera module has 4 holes on the board which unfortunately cannot be used to secure it. Otherwise the kit works as advertised.

Servos stripped during its first test.

The servos are no good for the one I got. Followed the assembly instructions, everything centered. Tested it and it worked fine at first. I left it sit for a few minutes to get a cup of coffee and I heard a lot of buzzing. When I got back to it it was really buzzing good. I went to unplug the servos to see what was up and they were very hot and I noticed white plastic from the gears on the inside of the clear case.

I did what anyone would do, I took it apart to see what went wrong. The mechanical stop is being maxed out too much. BTW, I used the Sparkfun Pi Servo Hat on a Pi-3-B+.

All in all the Pan/Tilt brackets are great for the price! The servos I wouldn’t pay a dime for, but they just happen to come with it.