DIY motorized camera slider

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DIY motorized camera slider

Postby srialto on 09/4/2015, 10:24 am

I wanted to share my efforts in building an inexpensive but competent belt driven camera slider. It uses the Opteka 47" rail but could be easily be modified to use an IGUS rail or similar. It has a variable speed controller that operates bi-directionally and can lift 5lbs vertically without stalling. Best of all the parts can be found through only 2 suppliers, Amazon and Servo City. The downshot is that while the motor is quiet it is not silent, as you can hear in the videos, though this seems to be true for most DIY rigs from what I can tell. Total parts cost is just over $250. Love to hear your thoughts!
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Re: DIY motorized camera slider

Postby Guitarboy2828 on 09/4/2015, 12:04 pm

That's great! I recently built one as well. Here is a link to a blogpost I did of mine:

I really enjoyed trying to build something, was good to get away from being behind a computer screen for 10 hours a day!
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