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Ritwika teaches how to make your own camera stabilizer for your iPhone, Blackberry, Flip Video or Mivi DV camera. under $10.
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<p>COULD YOU MAKE ONE OUT OF HOUSEHOLD ITEMS?</p>
<p>I can't think of what &quot;household&quot; item would make for an effective gimbal, but as long as you can reproduce the gravity centering of this design, you can make it pretty much however you want out of whatever you want. </p>
<p>This is the best DIY stabilizer that I have seen and you did a fantastic job explaining how it works. Kudos! I'm heading out now to make one myself for a video project this weekend. I'm hoping to have my video posted on my website in the next few days so check it out if you get a moment and see the results. www.johnlaguardia.com Thanks again!</p>
<p>Although my parts list puts her DIY stabilizer at somewhere over 20$ you could always just buy this&gt;&gt;&gt; Osmo <a href="http://store.dji.com/product/osmo" rel="nofollow"> http://store.dji.com/product/osmo</a></p>
<p>Parts list for those who needed it:</p><p>+Assembled Driveshaft (joint/handle) ~10$</p><p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Traxxas-TRA5451X-5451X-Assembled-Driveshaft/dp/B000ERDAGA/ref=sr_1_2?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1337881663&sr=1-2" rel="nofollow">http://www.amazon.com/Traxxas-TRA5451X-5451X-Assem...</a></p><p>+Slotted/punched flat bar 2ft (Hardware store or online) ~5$</p><p>+Rubber band (hold phone against flat bar) ~1$ </p><p>+2 Port Aluminum Lug ~3$</p><p><a href="http://www.globalelectricalsupply.com/2-Port-Aluminum-Lug-2-frasl-0-14-AWG-p/2-20t.htm?gclid=Cj0KEQjw44exBRCu8vfS_bPEtNoBEiQACrt002ZLwFyUtQMLtqVVMNPS4-I8w5kJPU7VQ8IRbXeRO_IaAort8P8HAQ&gdftrk=gdfV29462_a_7c3148_a_7c10018_a_7c2_d_20T" rel="nofollow">http://www.globalelectricalsupply.com/2-Port-Alumi...</a></p><p>+1/4 inch screw with matching nut (parkrose or any hardware<br>store) ~2$</p><p>+Magnet (figure it out)</p>
<p>To be a proper Instructable, it needs *a list of parts* with their *correct names* and *dimensions.*</p><p>I've been searching all hardware sites and Google for the long steel bar used, don't know what it's called so I can't find it, went to Home Depot, they showed me a long metal roll with holes in the plumbing department, but it was obviously way, way thinner and they didn't know what I was talking about. </p><p> I looked around but didn't know where to look and the guys who worked there didn't know either.</p>
<p>Brilliant idea! I'm going to try this out with my Lumia 1020. Yes, Windows Phones have cameras, too. :)<br><br></p>
Thank you very much! Love your way of making the Steadycam. I will be trying your method out real soon. Great job!
Thanks so much for sharing, Ritwika! (and thanks for the tip on the Traxxas driveshaft, 'Dbierlien')... Just built my first Instructable from this tutorial for my Go Pro Hero3, as it's also an ultra-light-weight camera. So far, so cool. <br> <br>Tremendously effective, well presented, and a useful end-product. Thanks again!
I decided to try this and when I went to our local hobby shop looking for a drive shaft, I found the Traxxas driveshaft for $13 ($10 on Amazon: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Traxxas-TRA5451X-5451X-Assembled-Driveshaft/dp/B000ERDAGA/ref=sr_1_2?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1337881663&sr=1-2" rel="nofollow">here</a>) It's like this shaft was made for your project! It provides a nice big handle to hold, full rotation, and a small pin that fits into the electrical connector you used. It even has a little bit of built in suspension to absorb bounces! That's the only thing I changed and it works fantastic. Thanks for your great article!!
This is genius...exactly what i've been looking for. Love how simple, cheap and adjustable it is. Nice work!
This has been the most enjoyable Instructable I've ever seen. Your knowledge of physics and your ability to demonstrate laws in clear terms is a gift. Your FX capabilities and story sense are also top-shelf.<br><br>I signed up to follow you, am sending one of those patch thingies and giving you 6 months of pro membership... You truly deserve it.
this is one of the best low cost stabilizers I've seen!

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