Professional-Looking DIY Slider

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DIY camera sliders are, of course, featured heavily on this site, but many of them don’t necessarily maintain the look or functionality of their more expensive “buy-it-yourself” brethren. Chris D wrote in on this angle iron slider post about his professional-looking DIY slider seen on Midwest Lenticular.

They feature a full parts list from Amazon and Servocity.com, two of my favorite online DIY parts retailers. At around $250, this DIY solution is more expensive than many of the rigs seen here, but compared to what something like this would cost normally (39 inch kit from Amazon for example), it’s quite inexpensive.

Check out the results after the “read more” link thing. Continue reading

Angle Iron Metal Slidecam and Rails

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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

3D Printed Camera Slider Mount

Noe wrote in with this excellent partially 3D printed camera slider from Adafruit.  The “feet” and the adapter that attach the tripod to the bearing platform are 3D printed (get the files here) while the slide rail, bearing platform, and some various nuts and screws are purchased.

The results are quite smooth, as seen in the video after the “read more” link thing. Continue reading