Introduction: Camera Rig: a Simple Shoulder Rig Based on a Bicycle Handlebar

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As a small experiment I explored possible ways of making a camera rig out of parts from a bicycle store.  It is really simple and really cheap. 

  • Aluminium based.
  • Versatile since the handles can be moved around based on needs.
  • Stable.
  • Easy to carry with you in your bag.
  • I love that I can make a rig in a few hours in every city I am in.

  • The distance between the display and the eyes are a little short when not using a lcd viewfinder (I need to buy one and try it out - the curvature of the handlebar seems to be good for it).
  • Limited mounting possibilities for microphones etc.
  • I would love to have a top handle when moving it close to the ground.

Step 1: Parts

You need the following:
  • A bike handlebar.
  • Two side handles.
  • A camera screw.
  • A mount for a bike light (for extra gear like a microphone).
  • A washers etc. to adjust the screw.

Step 2: Tools

You need the following tools:
  • Akku drill.
  • A drill bit (6.5).
  • An umbraco key.
  • Screwdriver.
  • Electrical tape.

Step 3: Build It

Here are the building steps:
  • Mount the side bars on the handlebar.
  • Drill a hole where you want the camera mounted.
  • Insert screw and mount the camera.
  • Add the light holder on one of the handlebars (use electrical tape if it is too lose)

Now go out and play :)