I'd like to use the Oak-D pro on a gimbal. After some custom designs, I'm currently experimenting with the TL3T05 by tarot. It's supposed to hold a GoPro, but, using a 3d-printed adapter and some counterweights, can hold an Oak-D as well.
However, the gimbal motors are not very strong at that size. When I run a proper USB cable with shielding and sleeving from the camera to the computer, the cable's rigidity strongly hinders the gimbal's movement. This gets additionally tricky, as the Oak-D explicitly asks for USB3 cables with sufficient diameter on the power wires. My former gimbals used a simple UVC camera by Arducam that was completely content with 4 single wires soldered to a USB plug. Data rate wasn't great, but sufficient and stable.
This cabling requirements will be a problem for many gimbal users. Maybe you could consider one of the following ideas:
- Provide a cable that meets the camera's requirements, yet is flexible enough to be used on a gimbal, maybe sold as optional equipment.
- Build a camera model based on the Oak-D series, that supports wireless transmission of data, e.g. through Wifi or Bluetooth. One would still need two power wires, but that's something a gimbal can handle.
- Build a custom gimbal for the Oak-D series cameras. I'm sure a lot of people would like to mount these cameras under their drones.