This is part one of my DIY Video Slider project.
The key features and needs for this slider are as follows:
- To allow the camera to me moved cleanly and easily along a linear path.
- Travel distance to be around 0.8m for the first design but to be easily adaptable to longer or shorter lengths as required.
- Easy design with minimal parts.
- Simple or zero set-up.
- Low cost.
- Easy to reproduce with minimal machine tools required.
- Easy to obtain parts.
The slider will consist of two parallel rails held together by end-pieces. Everything will be made from aluminium which will be held together using standard steel bolts.
Each end-piece consists of a block of 6060 Aluminium approximately 25mm x 19mm x 100mm in size. These blocks have two 16mm holes drilled into them with 60mm centre-centre measurement.
The two end-pieces may be mounted onto similar end-pieces to increase the overall height and to allow add-ons such as motors, pulleys, controllers, legs and more.
The slider trolley will consist of a set of SBR-16UU linear-bearings. The design may use 2 or 4 of these depending on the required weight handling and smoothness required.
That’s it for part one as I’m still waiting for some key components to arrive.