Crew Conversation: A DIY Pan-Tilt Idea for Raspberry Pi HQ Camera Using DMX Lighting

  • From Category5 Technology TV S13E33
  • July 8, 2020

DJ Lighting kits are available for cheap. They use the DMX (Digital Multiplex) protocol to control lighting and motors. A pan/tilt light can be bought for roughly $90. So Robbie contemplates whether 3D printing a revised faceplate for that light would allow him to embed a Raspberry Pi HQ Camera, providing a high quality pan/tilt camera that could be controlled from the DMX board.

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Products Discussed

Ender-3 v2 3D Printer

An upgraded version of the phenomenal 3D printer from Creality, the Ender-3 v2 includes several of the updates previous-generation users had to buy separately. From a silent mainboard which reduces the overall noise of the printer, to a beautiful new color display, the next generation of Ender-3 is a great printer to get you up and printing your own creations quickly.

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DMX512 Lighting Controller

Whether branded as CO-Z, Uking, Lixada, or any number of made up names, the DMX512 is an affordable entry into the world of DMX (Digital Multiplex) lighting. Control lights, fog machines, motors and even our DIY Raspberry Pi Pan/Tilt hack from a single control board, resembling an audio mixer.

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Pan/Tilt DMX Light

This LED stage light offers color and strobe effects, with a moving head that supports 4 control modes: DMX512, master slave, sound active and automatic. And a little secret: You could hack up a new faceplate for it and install a Raspberry Pi HQ Camera.

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