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July 10, 2014 AT 9:00 am

#3DPrinted DIY Camera Slider #3dthursday

Read the full tutorial on:
https://learn.adafruit.com/3d-printed-camera-slider

Add cinematic movement to your video projects with a DIY slider.

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In this project, we’ll show you how to use a supported slide rail and 3d printed parts to make a portable slider.

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This 19″ (500mm) slide rail is made of stainless steel features plenty of mounting holes that can support up to 5 pounds. The sliding ball-bearing platform slides smoothly along the railing.

With this simple build you can get high quality slider shoots for a relatively low price. It’s compact, portable and a bit smaller than most sliders on the market.

Durable enough to hold our 5D with a 24-70 lens yet small enough for a camera phone!


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