Introduction: Solid Steadicam / Steadycam Below $20 GoPro , Dslr, Vdslr the Cheapest and Best Steadicam on Instructables

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To build a steadicam need

1. Flat piece of sheet metal with a length of 1 m and a width of 30mm.

2. Handle of drill

3. Socket wrench 3/8 inch

4. Washer Screw 28mm - 13 pcs

5. Ball bearing, 12mm inside width

6. Cork mat

7. Knob with M6 screw

8. Cardan joint 1/4 inch

9. Screw the hat with a length of 60 mm

10. Nut with ears M6

11. Angle Grinder

12. Model glue

13. Heat-shrink tubing

14. Knife

15. A little time and patience

16. Clamps

Step 1: Adapter Holder and Counterweight

M6 nut hit with the force of a socket wrench 3/8 inch. Then arrange all screw washers in the stack, and assumes heat shrink. This is to look in the same way as in the picture.

Step 2: The Main Element of Steadicam

A flat piece of metal that have. We shape in the same way as in the foto. When will shape a piece of metal. Using the center of the grinding cut out thin strips of a width of 6mm.

Dimension strip for mounting the camera - 6mm width, lengths are 125mm < --- It is located in the center of the element. You can see it in the foto

Strap assembly and adjustment handles - 6mm width, lengths are 135mm <--- It is located in the center of the element. You can see it in the foto.

Strap to adjust the load - 6mm width, lengths are 410mm <--- The distance from the bottom of the metal end 20mm. It stretches from the bottom to the top of the length 410mm.

Place the top piece of metal where it will be mounted camera is leveled. After completing all the work we send metal powder coating. If the metal back of the painting, we move on to the next step

Step 3: Rotating Handle

Bearing teamed with cardan joint and fastened in the holder as foto. In such a way that the bearing mounted on the rotary movement allowed Cardan 1/4 inch. Bearing the handle is glued to the glue. Next step

Step 4: The Camera Bracket

We take the cork mat. We measure the upper part of my metal where the camera is mounted. Then cut a piece of dimensions such as the upper part of the steadicam. We cut a hole in the middle of the cork mat for the screw 1/4 inch. Check to see if it fits. Next step

Step 5: The Camera Bracket 2

After matching a piece of cork mat smear her modeling glue in the same way as in the picture and glue it to the top of the steadicam. After sticking the cork mat lined with pieces of wood and vice clamps. Leave for several hours to dry. Next step

Step 6: Installation of Movable Handle

Tighten the holding fixture put in the middle part of steadicam as in the picture and screw cap with pressed nut M6. Cap and cardan pasujądo each other and can be removed by fitting 1/4 inch. We combine the handle and move on. Next step

Step 7: Installation of Counterweight

Counterweight to assemble using the screw with a hat with a length of 60mm and screw cap with ears. The counterweight is adjustable over the entire length of the cut hole with a screw. Each counterweight should be determined individually for the camera. Counterweight can be quickly disconnected by a screw, does not cause a problem in the area. I made a few weights to the various cameras and wear them with steadicam in a case. All are made of washers and joined shrinkable sleeve. Next Step

Step 8: Ready Steadicam

If you've done all the steps well and you're smart, you've been able to do steadycam worth 600PLN = +/- 200 USD. If you like my project and have questions, write to priv. This is my first project on this site. We ask for your understanding.

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