eMotimo is now selling the TB3 (The Box - 3 Axis). The TB3 was built to extend what the PT does already - programmed, repeatable, pan and tilt moves for DSLR's and video cameras. The TB3 is a milled aluminum head with new geometry. It is strong, lightweight, and it puts the pan-axis nearly on-node with most cameras to turn some big rigs - up to around 8 lbs. We decided to stay compact though and didn't put the tilt on-node. We beefed up the motor on the tilt axis to a NEMA-17 so it has lots of torque and can really swing some heavier setups that the PT could have trouble with.
Besides to the pan and tilt axis, you have an additional powered stepper output to drive something else. I don't have any solutions
that I am selling yet, but that shouldn't stop you from building your own! Future accessories for the Aux motor output could include a wheeled cart, focus module, or a stepper modules for the Dynamic Perceptions, Chronos, or Kessler sliders. The control of this powered output is all from the Arduino UNO/eMotimo 3 axis shield.
The TB3 also has a dedicated I/O port. With this port (and future firmware updates :) ) we will be able to talk to more MoCo solutions and triggers. We have users turning on relays for lights and using the port for external triggering in some of the beta test software now.
The TB3 can load up special firmware for Dragonframe software to allow some complex keyframing if you pair it to a laptop. Here are a couple of examples shot with the TB3 coupled to Dynamic Perceptions rigs.
Special effects are possible with the TB3 as well. By by programming a couple moves then repeating them exactly, you can create some really good looking effects.
The good stuff didn't take away. The setup is still easy and intuitive setup with a gaming remote The small, lightweight "hikeable" form factor hasn't changed either.
Come take a look at some more details at eMotimo.com site. Comments and feedback are always appreciated.
-Brian (bemotimo)- eMotimo Founder