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DIY inexpensive camera slider

Postby sidd finch » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:04 pm

I have been wanting to get a slider for my GoPro so I decided to make an inexpensive DIY slider.

1. Old Roller skate: Remove the boot and keep the shoe plate.
2. Trolley Wheels: Replace the roller skate wheels with a set of trolly wheels. (4 wheels with berrings on Amazon for $13)
3. I used a GoPro mount but just as easy to drill a hole and use a camera mount.
4. PVC rails

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Re: DIY inexpensive camera slider

Postby Dave McElderry » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:59 pm

Improvise, adapt, overcome. Nice project. Post some video when you have it.
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Re: DIY inexpensive camera slider

Postby Peru » Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:26 pm

Nice.
I like innovative repurposing. :tup:
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Re: DIY inexpensive camera slider

Postby Steve Grisetti » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:05 am

Hey, I like this!
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Re: DIY inexpensive camera slider

Postby sidd finch » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:08 am

Thank you

I will post some video too. I like this because it was so easy to make and because it can support the weight of a human it is designed really well and strong too. It will also roll really well on any smooth surface like a tabletop.

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Re: DIY inexpensive camera slider

Postby Steve Grisetti » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:31 pm

I'm trying to think of how to adapt it for use with a tripod.
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Re: DIY inexpensive camera slider

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:06 am

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Re: DIY inexpensive camera slider

Postby Steve Grisetti » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:05 am

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Re: DIY inexpensive camera slider

Postby sidd finch » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:59 am

Steve, In the one I saw they mounted a plate to the underside of the pvc pipes and then made an attachment for the tripod. I have also see it used with just 2 tripods on either end and the pvc rails in between.

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Re: DIY inexpensive camera slider

Postby TreeTopsRanch » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:08 pm

How do they keep the PVC pipes from sagging? The reason I ask is because the pulley wheels shown in the first post above seem to be able to fit a 1/2" PVC pipe which would droop. I would use 1/2" electric metal conduit pipe which is much more rigid.
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Re: DIY inexpensive camera slider

Postby sidd finch » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:23 pm

good point I will have to check it out and see.

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