Introduction: Video Camera Slider

Hey guys , I decided to make a slider to shoot some video with my iPod touch gen5 , after some looking around I figured the best thing to use is a heavy duty drawer slider so this is what I came up with! Just used my phone for the above image :)

Step 1: What You Need

Drawer slider , drill bits , bolts & nuts, screws , a template on where to drill , wood , one sides sticky foam , a bearing , elastic bands , a drill press , jig saw , hand saw and some aluminum square bar

Step 2: Make Template

Make a template that you will later use to help yourself so that you cut and drill the wood in the right place so that your iPod can be held without anything blocking the camera and without the screen being touched

Step 3: Cut to Size

Cut the wood to size Then drill the lag large hole that will later accommodate the bearing

Step 4: More Drilling

Drill the rest of the holes that will hold the two pieces of wood together and that will have screws that are halfway in that will hold the elastics

Step 5: Join Em'

Join the two pieces of wood

Step 6: Cut Some Aluminum

I cut two aluminum square tube pieces the same length and files the rough edges down

Step 7: Adding Feet

Drill 3 Holes as in the pic , the middle one goes all the way through with a small drill bit ( slightly larger than the thread of the bolt) , then on the side that has the 3 holes make the middle one large as to fit a socket in to tighten a nut Then create a thread in the two side holes so that you can put a bolt in, this will allow you to film on ground that is not even

Step 8: Put the Stabilizers On

Put the stabilizers on the slider

Step 9: Bearing With Me Here ( Haha Get It ;) )

Put the bearing on the top of the slider This will act as a swivel

Step 10: Put the IPod Holder on the Bearing

I drilled and threaded the wood so that I could put a bolt through it to hold the top firmly onto the bearing

Step 11: Add a Counterweight

I put some fishing lead weights in the stabilizer (on the left) to act as a counterbalance

Step 12: Finish Up

Add some foam and elastics You're done ! I would show a pic with my iPod on the rig but I am taking photos with the iPod to its impossible but I will try make a video and put it on YouTube from on the rig I hope this inspired you to make one for yourself! The video I've taken so far is pretty smooth , I'm very impressed

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