Choosing The Best Camera Slider or Support For Your Video

Still very much in progress, but here’s the first iteration of my motorized camera slider. The camera slider ends are this part, and the carriage is this part. I also learned about silicone spray to get things sliding more smoothly, and the fact that it’s better to leave bearings a little loose if you don’t have precision alignment.

  Still very much in progress, but here’s the first iteration of my motorized camera slider. The camera slider ends are this part, and the carriage is this part. I also learned about silicone spray to get things sliding more smoothly, and the fact that it’s better to leave bearings a little loose if you don’t have precision alignment.

  The “motorized” part is pretty simple…actually too simple, and I need to complex it up a bit. It’s a continuous rotation servo with a spool attached and some string wound onto it. It just slowly pulls the camera across the rods. I need to add some controls to allow for setting the speed, and some gearing might also help things move a little better.

  Ultimately, I want to have a camera rig that will move the camera slightly, then trigger the camera to snap a photo, then repeat. I’ve got the code for all this, so right now it’s mainly a matter of the mechanical build (needs improvement) and wiring things up without it being too messy.

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