About Us

The Project

The MotorPixie project is an open source project with the goal to design and produce one-of-a-kind solutions for the talented DIY person.


Our motto says it all: "Noli equi dentes inspicere donati!"

"A MotorPixie gimbal can never be bought, is must be build"

The name MotorPixie derives from the words "motor" and "pixie". Chosen because the MotorPixie gimbals use small motors. It is also a pun, as a pixie is a small mythic creature, who's existence never has been proven.

One of the goals of MotorPixie is to deliver free build instructions ("free" as in no pre-order necessary) as well as advice for the DIY minded.

The logo signifies a quadcopter with an eye, as the original MotorPixie gimbal is intended for just that, attaching an eye (camera) to a quadcopter (specifically a DJI Phantom 2 Vision). It also doubles as the "X" in MotorPixie. The eye was originally inspired by the all seeing Eye of Sauron, but it never came across in the right way, due to the nature of the logo (the logo is simply too small).