Camera Slider – Controlled by Arduino
Camera Slider Build.
This article is about how i made my own smart camera slider, i wanted to build my own camera slider that would be used for both video and timelapse photography.
I spend a lot of time looking for parts for the build, and found the most of the parts i used in China, and i think that is the reason i was able to build this for under 100$
The part list is further down, not every part is on the list as some of the parts where scrap metals i had laying around.
In the First video i’m building the frame and slider mechanism,
In the second video i build the slider, i made a mistake on the layout so had to redo it, but it turned out pretty well, i plan to trim away som of the unused edges of the aluminum plate to reduce the weight.
I also assemble the electronics in a plastic box, not the most elegant way, but was in my flat so i had limited access to tools.
I will make a schematic and release my code here, i just need some time to clean it up a bit.
In the Third Video i show the Camera Slider in action, it is almost done, i plan to make some changes to the menu and code of the Arduino, and i am also having a bit of trouble with the timing belt, i think it is a bit to skinny,
And i think i have to move the pulley bearings closer to the pulley wheel to get some more grib on the timing belt.
All in all it is working like i planed it to, but i deffently need some tweaking, and i will continue to develop on this for some time.
For now it is time to make footage with it, so please check back later.
The Part list:
When you order parts from China: Shipping can take a long time, taxes depending where you live, Quality may not live up to your expectations.
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