Introduction: Steady Cam
Hi all, I'm a video enthusiast and for this reason I decided to build a steady cam to get action videos with the smartphone.
The steady cam is essentially composed of a support and a mechanical oscilloscope, and this allows to stabilize the abrupt movements the operator performs while taking a movie.
Step 1: Necessary Equipment
- A little 3D Printer (working area 150 x 150 mm)
- Lathe machine
- Drill machine
- Hand shaw
- Tips to drill and metric Threaded Male
- Keys for screwing screws
Step 2: Part to Build
Some parts are printed on Pla or Abs and a couple of mechanical parts.
Files to print:
These are the constructive drawings for building mechanical parts:
Some images of the construction phases:
To complete the assembly, these components are also required:
N°8 M4 self-locking nuts
N°2 M4 nuts
N°1 Screw TCEI M4x12
N°2 Screw TCEI M4x16
N°2 Screw TCEI M4x60
N°2 Compression spring
diameter wire d.0,5mm
external diameter 7mm
N°1 knob M6x10 or a srew.
Step 3: Assembly Video
This is a useful video for assembling all the parts that make up the steady cam.
Step 4: Comparison Video With or Without Steady Cam
Here you can see the difference of a video shot with or without steady cam.