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The competition: Building a different kind of lidar To build his original lidar, David Hall mounted 64 lasers on a spinning gimbal that rotated several times per second.
Unlike the cheaper and smaller DJI Spark, the Mavic Air can shoot 4K video and RAW images, stabilized by a three-axis gimbal.
Drone vocabulary: the gimbal Without that rig attaching the camera to the hull, drone footage would be unwatchable shaking.
Airplane night vision systems To use night vision systems from above, the sensors are mounted in a gimbal, a support that keeps an object in its center steady despite movement and vibration.
Hall mounted an array of lasers on a spinning gimbal.
The gimbal is mounted beneath the plane so the night vision sensors look down at the ground and capture images in the dark as the plane flies over.
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Did You Know?
One place you might encounter gimbals is on a ship, where they are used to keep compasses and other things level with the horizon in contrast to the pitch and roll of the vessel at sea. The word gimbal is an alteration of "gemel," a word for a type of finger-ring popular in the 16th century that could be divided into two separate rings. The word comes from Anglo-French gemel ("twin"), which in turn comes from Latin gemellus, a diminutive of "geminus," the Latin word for "twin."
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