Introduction: Skateboard Dolly for a DSLR

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This is a small skateboard dolly setup for dslr or smaller cameras. I could not find any instructables about it so I thought I would document my own build process.

This is a video recorded with the dolly:

Step 1: Materials and Tools

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You need the following materials:
  • Aluminium plate.
  • Skateboard wheels and trucks.
  • Tripod head (I used one from an old tripod).
  • A screw to mount the tripod head and basic skateboard bolts and nuts.
  • Two nut and two bolts.

Look at the third picture for tools. I used a Proxon table saw to cut the aluminium plate.

Step 2: Build It

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Steps to build it:
  • Cut out the aluminium.
  • Drill holes (Use a marker etc. to find the places).
  • Mount the small plates on the trucks.
  • Mount the trucks on the big plate and use washers between them (I used a coin).
  • Mount the tripod head onto the plate.
The plate between the trucks and the big plate enables you to rotate the wheels hence making circular motions as well.

Comments

Else1 (author)2013-03-11

cool, gonna make one this week. Any reason not to just use a small (say 21 inch) skateboard?

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