Solo Gimbal - Handheld conversion

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What would be involved to take a Solo gimbal and make a hand held unit? It has a HDMI out as well as is 3 axis. What a great start. I have basic electronic knowledge.

Wish list...
Charge GoPro 4 Silver from power source
Wired HDMI to onboard monitor
Possibility to control pan and tilt. Wired and/or wirelessly
Possible control from wired buttons like start/stop record

Thank you for all your help. And please excuse any ignorance to the tech of this project. That is why I am seeking help before I toast something.

Materials I have
Various Rods and connectors for mounting
GoPro 4 Silver
HDMI Monitor
8 axis thumb joystick from radio shack. Game controller replacement type
Complete solo iris plus for parts including controller
 
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Why ruin this gimbal that we've all waited so long for? Just buy one already built.
 
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Not ruining it. Besides, I have 3.
I don't imagine a way to make it handheld without tearing it down a bit. Other than mounting it to some kind of board or pole and just using the controller's tilt controls.
 
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I don't imagine a way to make it handheld without tearing it down a bit. Other than mounting it to some kind of board or pole and just using the controller's tilt controls.
I want to use what I have available. I like projects, and challenges.
 
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Guy makes some funny vids normally totally joking, but this one he says is working and I see no reason it would be hard to do something similar with what you have. He's a member here as well if you have any questions he posts in that thread a few times.
 
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Welcome to the forum as well, great place to start for projects, questions or anything solo related.

Good luck and post what you come up with if ya don't mind.
 
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Did you see the video of the solo rig, it looks easily doable and may look kinda funny but that's the only route I see without making it unusable for solo.

Wow, that is crazy. Im actually wanting to make it small as possible. Thanks though. Very interesting.
 
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I just got the email from DJI and their latest from the lab. Gotta say it's cool and from the video I saw looks like it's works well. Great if you're a DJI nut... But as we're all GoPro nuts (I am) I want something like our SOLO gimbal that works already with the GoPro in mind.

My choice after quite a bit of research is this wee thing http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TQ442BY/ref=s9_dcbhz_bw_d0_g421_i1_sh $299 great companion when you've got a dedicated GoPro on the SOLO and another for ground work and views!

What do you think?
 
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I just got the email from DJI and their latest from the lab. Gotta say it's cool and from the video I saw looks like it's works well. Great if you're a DJI nut... But as we're all GoPro nuts (I am) I want something like our SOLO gimbal that works already with the GoPro in mind.

My choice after quite a bit of research is this wee thing http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TQ442BY/ref=s9_dcbhz_bw_d0_g421_i1_sh $299 great companion when you've got a dedicated GoPro on the SOLO and another for ground work and views!

What do you think?
Been using an earlier version of this for almost a year now. Just love this thing. I use it it situations were I can't fly a Drone by mounting it on 1 inch PVC pipe and putting it 15 feet in the air. Will be using it in downtown DC next month in a shoot. This baby rules!!
 
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SO how should I direct wire the solo gimbal with a battery. This is the wiring from within the solo itself.
I at least want it to power on a separate battery to get started.
 
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So here is a photo I snapped of the on board connector for the Solo Gimbal. I also have some custom milled parts for the handles I an working on. It has ball mounts for Mic, monitor and light if needed.
 

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