Have you ever wished to have an extra pair of hands in the lab to handle the camera while you are focused on your project? In this article we will build an automated assistant camera, which can automatically move to specific positions chosen previously or, alternatively, pan continuously from the top of the workbench.
The whole structure is 3d printed and the models are available to be able to recreate them at home! As for the electronics we use a control board for stepper motors compatible with Arduino Mega and Nema17 stepper motors. You will be able to control the camera from the Arduino IDE via serial monitor.