Make your own Motorized Camera Slider (Part 1) – the mechanical build

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Parts list (only for the mechanical build):
4x Ball Bearing Slide Bushing: http://amzn.to/2bPalMg
2x Flanged Ball Bearing: http://amzn.to/2bPaGPg
Timing Belt: http://amzn.to/2c3ycZi
1x Pulley: http://amzn.to/2bW7ZZu
2x 1/4″ to 3/8″ Convert Screw Adapter: http://amzn.to/2ceUbvj
1x Tripod Ball Head: http://amzn.to/2c43AG5
4x Ball Bearing Slide Bushing: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=121389221857&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
2x Flanged Ball Bearing: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=371411571683&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
Timing Belt: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=331826373742&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
1x Pulley: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=331839986494&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
2x 1/4″ to 3/8″ Convert Screw Adapter: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=230634060998&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
1x Tripod Ball Head: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575101368&toolid=10001&campid=5337582279&customid=&icep_item=251774538285&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
4x Ball Bearing Slide Bushing: http://amzn.to/2bOa5QE
2x Flanged Ball Bearing: http://amzn.to/2bVxr2B
Timing Belt: http://amzn.to/2bOa5Qx
1x Pulley: http://amzn.to/2bOa5Qx
2x 1/4″ to 3/8″ Convert Screw Adapter: http://amzn.to/2bO9tdJ
1x Tripod Ball Head: http://amzn.to/2bO9z50 + http://amzn.to/2bVxHi4
Home Improvement Store:
6mm Aluminium, 4mm Aluminium, 8mm 2m stainless steel pipe, bolt+nuts+washers

In this project I will show you how I repurposed two old camera tripods in order to create a motorized camera slider. The mechanical system consist mostly of aluminium and steel which makes the slider sturdy and pretty decent looking. The electrical system consists of an Arduino Nano with LCD, rotary encoder, limit switches and stepper motor.

2011 Lookalike by Bartlebeats

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  1. Reply
    Nicholas Aarons (Nick Mini) September 6, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    That Was Fantastic Dude. I can't wait to see the next Video. Keep up the great work. Nick.

  2. Reply
    Spirit September 6, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    A simple way to make it more stable is to fill the pipes with regular, runny concrete or epoxy(if you're rich).
    It'll be a lot heavier, but the pipes will be extremely rigid and won't flex.

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    edgeeffect September 6, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I love your "manual CNC mill" 😉
    But, seriously, it's noce to see advanced metal projects that CAN be built by hand.

  4. Reply
    Jan Lukeš September 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Why not just buy IGUS linear bearing system since you are based in Germany…?

  5. Reply
    Caleb Smith September 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Should have used wider pipes. like 16mm. Personally, I would use Carbon fiber tubes.

  6. Reply
    Knux Quatorze September 6, 2016 at 2:08 pm


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    Bethel Imaging September 6, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    how did u learn to make electronics stuff? your videos are very interesting

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    MDF RESCUER September 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Interesting project.

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    Bandicoot803 September 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    You should never use oil when tapping in aluminium. Use some alcohol instead!

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    Marian Keller September 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Probably you should try it with solid steel rods of larger diameter. You can also find ones with pretty good tolerances specially made as linear axles cheap on E-Bay.

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    Boyborg690_ September 6, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Did you take some of this from DIY Perks? I love your videos and his so… Just wondering.

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    Tek Y Mas September 6, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    great vídeo but it looks a bit shaky

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    Kangiqsuaq Farewell September 6, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Bist du deutsch?

  14. Reply
    Ekin Eryılmaz September 6, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    This is what I've been thinking for 1 year. Great minds think alike. ;)

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    Kryometric September 6, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Looks a little shaky, but I can't really tell, looks interesting though.

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