So you love using your GoPro camera, but would like some stabilization while taking moving shots? Constantin gives us his solution using a mixture of PVC pipe (naturally), and various bits of hardware, bearings, and cut aluminum.
It should be noted that this would be considered an advanced “tripod” design because the aluminum plates used have to be machine cut. Plastic is also listed as a material, and I would think wood could work in a pinch. Even if you don’t end up building this exact Steadicam design, perhaps it could inspire some similar DIY project.
If you’re wondering what kind of results you can get with a rig like this, here’s one of the videos that Constantin was able to make with it after the link:
As a somewhat avid mountain biker myself, I’d love to see what I could do at a park like this. When it comes down to it though, it’s probably a good thing there’s not one nearby!