Angle Iron Metal Slidecam and Rails

metal slidecam mount with DSLR

Camera sliders have been a running theme here at DIYTripods. This interesting metal slidecam version came in via a comment on this mostly-wooden slide mount. Apparently that video inspired the slide rail portion as seen below.

Unlike some other other contraptions seen here, the slider portion is made entirely of metal, with rivets attaching everything together. It can be used by itself, or it attaches nicely to the angle iron frame. It’s nice to see a dual-use setup like this that can be separated at will depending on the situation.

metal slidecam rails setup

Check out the build videos after the “read more” link for more explanation. Maybe it will inspire another build, which I’d love to hear about! Continue reading

Solid Industrial-Style DIY Tripod

This might be the best DIY tripod to, say, hike with, but if you need something that will survive a nearly anything, this bomb-proof tripod is for you.  Unlike some of the simpler mounts seen here, this contraption will take a decent amount of welding and assembly skill as outlined in CroBuilder’s excellent Instructables article.


It would seem that a DIY tripod build like this would be best suited for a DSLR or other large camera, but anything with a standard 1/4 – 20 mount would work quite nicely with this beast.  The chain on the bottom keeping the legs from splitting is an especially nice touch in my opinion.

Via Hackaday