Arducam Upgraded Camera Pan Tilt Platform

If you're looking for a sturdy pan-tilt mechanism for most of the cameras that are used with Arduino and Raspberry Pi but don't want the weight of metal, this is the rig for you. The Upgraded Camera Pan Tilt Platform from Arducam takes the basics of a three piece plastic platform connected through two digital servos (included), and adds an I²C controller board for ease of use with your favorite microcontroller or SBC platform.

The kit includes all parts and mounting hardware. It does not include a camera. Look to the related products for compatible cameras (weight and size, the camera isn't controlled through the controller board).

  • 2x Digital servos
  • 1x Set upgraded bracket pieces
  • 1x Customized control board
  • 4x Female to female jumper wires (The wire has no fixed color)
  • 1x Screws pack
  • 1x Manual
  • Digital Servo
    • Torque: 0.6 kg/cm at 3.6V, 0.8 kg/cm at 4.8V
    • Operating Speed: 0.13sec/60° at 3.6V, 0.09sec/60° at 4.8V
    • Operating Voltage: 3.6v~4.8v
    • Operating Current: <350mA
    • Dead Band: 3 usec
    • Dimension: 20mm x 8.75mm x 22mm
  • Customized Control Board
    • PWM resolution: 12-bit
    • Communication interface: I2C
    • Operating voltage: 3V-5V
    • Dimension: 38mm x 28mm

Arducam Upgraded Camera Pan Tilt Platform Product Help and Resources

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.


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: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

2 Programming

Skill Level: Rookie - You will need a better fundamental understand of what code is, and how it works. You will be using beginner-level software and development tools like Arduino. You will be dealing directly with code, but numerous examples and libraries are available. Sensors or shields will communicate with serial or TTL.
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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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Don't buy this - it is junk.

The controller board doesn't fit properly in the case, and when you do get it in there you can't put the cover back on without breaking the tabs. The servos are poor quality, as the mechanical stops will break. Overall, I am very unhappy with this product.