About Company

BaseCam Electronics company was founded by Aleksey Moskalenko and partners for the purpose of developing camera stabilizing solutions based on direct drive brushless motors.

The companyís first products are the BaseCam SimpleBGC controller — previously marketed under the name AlexMos SimpleBGC (BGC stands for Brushless Gimbal Controller) and Extension board for building 3-axis stabilizer systems. The controllers are used to build camera stabilizing systems for both handheld and UAV mounted cameras.

The gimbals based on our solutions allow to stabilize different cameras: from GoPro to Red Epic.

See video demonstrating the controllerís capability

News

New firmware 2.42b7 for 32bit controllers has been released

  • Bug fixed: in Follow mode, when ROLL is locked, "INIT.ANGLE" has no effect.
  • New command LOOK_DOWN: Camera pithes down to 90 degree with the speed configured in the RC tab.
  • New command HOME_POSITION: Camera goes to home position (set by INIT.ANGLE for each axis) with the speed configured in the RC tab.
  • Add a 4-second delay after the "Upside-down mode" command is switched, to let to rotate gimbal to new position.
  • (GUI) New option "Remember last used profile", to make the profile (activated by RC or menu button) default. If disabled, system always starts with profile set as default from the GUI.
  • (GUI) Firmware upgrade now works under Mac OS and Linux (see User manual for details)
  • (GUI) Option to log realtime data to CSV file for further analysis

Details and required files you can find on Download page.


Next version of Mobile GUI for Android now supports 32-bit controllers

More details about the app you can find here

As well, take a look at the following third-party applications:

Third-Party Desktop Apps

  • RMotion. Application for remote scripting control of the gimbal. Platform: Windows

Third-Party Mobile Apps

  • Sbgc (Alexmos) Configurator. A very simple configurator for Basecam (Alexmos) brushless gimbal controller using a Bluetooth serial dongle. Platform: Android
  • Rebotnix Gimbal Control. The rebotnix Gimbal Control allows to remote control a BaseCam SimpleBGC controller with and iPhone or iPad in conjunction with rebotnix Apple and Bluetooth certified Bluetooth hardware module. Platform: iOS


Blog

How to recover firmware on your 32-bit board

Suppose, that you somehow damaged the firmware on your board and need to recover one. The following steps will help you to do that.

  1. You need GUI version 2.41b5 or higher. Take one on the download page.
  2. As well, you need a recovery firmware. You can find one here.
  3. Close FLASH pins on the board using a jumper shunt.
  4. Connect the board to your PC via USB. Red light has to light up on the board.
  5. Start GUI and do the following steps:
    • Select appropriate COM port. Do not press button "Connect".
    • Open TAB "Upgrade" -> "Manual".
    • Specify location of Firmware HEX file.
    • Select Board version -> v3 32bit.
    • Press button "Flash".
    • Wait until uploading to be finished.
  6. Unplug USB and remove jumper.
  7. Do automatic upgrade as described in the User Manual.

Rebotnix Gimbal Control for iOS

The rebotnix Gimbal Control allows to remote control a BaseCam SimpleBGC controller with and iPhone or iPad in conjunction with rebotnix Apple and Bluetooth certified Bluetooth hardware module.

Rebotnix Gimbal Control is available in App Store.


RMotion - Is the application for remote scripting control of the BaseCam controllers

Let us to introduce a very usefull application - RMotion. The application allows to scripting control of the BaseCam controllers. Look at the video below to understand how it works.



How to connect second IMU to SimpleBGC 32-bit

Except the sensors of our design you could see in sale sensor which order of connection differs from one described in the manual.

Read more…


BaseCam SimpleBGC controller configuration guide

Before you start to tune the controller read carefully the appropriate manual.

What P, I, D are

P — is a basic factor of stabilization, sets gain of the signal from the gyro in the feedback system.
D — is a stabilization factor of P. When value of D is not enough the system may go into a state of self-excitation.
I — is a gain factor of the absolute error of stabilization (the difference between the target and current angles) in the feedback system.

Read more…


Capabilities of the Mobile GUI

The below video from our partner from Italy demonstrates capabilities of the Mobile GUI:



Demonstration of Capabilities of the New Version of the Firmware 2.4

Today was released the new version of the firmware. On the following video you can see new capabilities of the controller.



Comparing FreeFly Movi to DIY Handheld Gimbal Based on BaseCam SimpleBGC Controller

Many people have heard about Freefly Movi handheld gimbals. But the rarely one can say that these are affordable. We offer to read article in which Jean GERARD (author of the article) shares his own experince of using Freefly Movi and DIY handheld gimbal based on BaseCam SimpleBGC controller.

You have possibility to compare these devices without purchasing them and make up your own opinion.

Read the article: DIY ALEXMOS GIMBALS VS FREEFLY MOVI.




Video report from Muscle Car City Museum, Punta Gorda.

We were so impressed with both these videos and the cars in them, that we just had to share them with you. Video footage was filmed by Dave Beaty using a DIY Gimbal based on a SimpleBGC controller.