Do It Yourself

Below I show you what you need for a homemade motorized camera slider.

 

IMG_0475Igus DryLin® W rail (WS-16-60). I ordered 1500mm.

Direct Link: www.igus.ch

Direct Link: www.igus.de 

Direct Link: www.igus.com

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Two Gear Wheels HTD-3M (Z – 26/1F) for a 9mm Timing Belt.

Direct Link: www.maedler.ch

 

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Timing Belt (9mm). I orderd 3000mm.

Direct Link: www.maedler.ch

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25 RPM Offset Gearmotor.

Direct Link: www.servocity.com

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Digital Manual Speed Controller.

Direct Link: www.servocity.com

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Two Mounting Brackets.

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Enlarge the holes for M10 threads. (∅ 8.5mm)

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Cut the M10 threads.

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Attach the brackets and cut them below the trail.

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Here is the gear motor with mounting brackets.

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Enlarge the hole, so that it fits on the motor shaft.

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Drill a hole into the gear wheel and cut a thread. I made a M5 thread.

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Here is the gear wheel with the set screw.

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Attach the gear wheel to the motor.

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Mount the gear wheel that it can rotate freely.

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I made this piece for the timing belt.

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The small holes are there for tightening the timing belt.

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Drill a hole for the ball head.

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The hole for the ball head, bottom view.

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First impression.

Be careful!

Ball heads have no metric threads. I ordered a 1/4 inch screw from www.screwcorner.com

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Mount the gear motor on the trail.

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The timing belt can now be installed and tensioned.

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View from below. Here you can see how I tightened the belt perfectly.