Arduino based head tracker

Arduino Technology

This is a fairly inexpensive head tracking system that uses an Arduino, an R/C gyro, and a 3-axis accelerometer for control. The maker claims you can build a complete 3-axis system for about $50. This, along with some video goggles, would be a great addition to any R/C plane or helicopter.

Turned out it is quite simple to interface with Microsoft Flight Simulator X to control the camera for testing. The final goal is to control the camera on my RC glider. My head tracker uses a sensing element from a cheap RC rate gyro, a cheap 3 axis accelerometer, and an ATMEGA168 micro-controller running arduino.

More about the Arduino 3DOF Head Tracker [RCGroups]

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4 thoughts on “Arduino based head tracker

  1. zitron says:

    Hey! I’m on MAKE!

    I have actually finished my 3DOF version, here’s a video testing it in Flight Simulator X:

    1. Marc de Vinck says:


      Yes you are! Thanks for sharing your project on the web. Let me know when you get it installed into your R/C plane. Thanks!

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