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 company’s 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 controller’s capability

Sermoneta

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News

New firmware 2.43 for 32bit controllers has been released

Changes in this version:

  • New GUI tab "Adjustable variables"  to change system parameters remotely in real-time:
    •   10 slots for trigger-type controls
    •   15 slots for analog-type controls
  • New sound model: if "Beep with motors" option is enabled, gimbal plays various sounds instead of simple beeps.
  • New Serial API commands to communicate with external I2C devices
  • New Serial API commands to store up to 128 bytes of user data in the EEPROM (may be usefull for third-party GUI or external application developers)
  • New RC signal source "API_VIRT_CH1..32" controlled via Serial API to simplify gimbal control (see examples in the specification)
  • PID Auto Tuning should give more precise results because of decreased error threshold
  • Better error handling on writing parameters to the board via slow connection.
  • (GUI) New menu option to save all profiles into single file. This file can be loaded back by standard "Load from file.." command
  • (GUI) New menu option to write all profiles to the board.
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

New product from BeeWroks - BW05 Camera Stabilization gimbal with Kinetic Remote

We'd like to introduce a new project from our partner — BeeWorks: BW05 Camera Stabilization with Kinetic Remote.

The BeeWorks 5 is a camera stabilization and control system that allows you to get dynamic and steady shots from new perspectives. It will create cinematic shots whether it is handheld, mounted to vehicles, or controlled remotely.

The BeeWorks 5 is lightweight, sturdy, easy-to-use, and excels at producing smooth handheld shots, even while navigating stairs or difficult terrain. It is not only a great handheld stabilizer, though…

Find out more here.


BaseCam filter tuning

This is a short tutorial how to use BaseCam filters to provide better gimbal performance.


Problem with the spektrum port

Some versions of the controllers can have a problem with the spektrum port: satellite receiver does not get enough power from the 3.3V internal voltage regulator, and it works unstable  (simptoms: signal interrupts, LED blinks randomly, on binding attempt system goes to reset).

Find out how to solve the issue.


Using adjustable variables with firmware 2.43


Using the new features of firmware, you can design your own remote control for SimpleBGC.

Serial Protocol Specification (v.2.4)
Serial API Examples (v.2.4)


How to make reliable FPV-follow for YAW axis with the SimpleBGC-based gimbal

For 8bit and 32bit versions SimpleBGC-based gimbal.


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…