3D Printed DSLR Slider! Cheaper Than 20$




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Step 1: 3D Printed DSLR Slider! Cheaper Than 20$

This is a tutorial on how to build a 3D printed dslr SLIDER!

Remember to vote me in the 3d printing contest :D thanks

Sorry for my English, probably I'll make some mistake so please tell me where I'm wrong in the comments :)

What do you need?

• 3D printer (I have a prusa i3)
• PC (LOL)
• bunch of bolt and nuts (3mm and 6mm)
• 2x 20mm diameter aluminium rods (the length is up to you) ( mine is 1m long)
• 4x 20mm linear bearings
• 1x LEGITIM ikea chopping board (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90202268/)
• 2 tripods

  • don't forget some free time and passion

Step 2: Download the Stl Files

Download the 3 main stl to print!

I use Simplify3D to print, you can use whatever software you want, i'm not affiliated with any company.

These files are essential to make our slider, so print it slow and well, it's essential the strength.

Download it from thingiverse : http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:794130

Step 3: Yeah! PRINTING TIME!

Just print that parts!

2 x side.stl

4x manopolina.stl

8x portacuscinetti2.stl

DOWNLOAD -->http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:794130


Assemble the side parts to tighten the rods

and the bearing holder to the plate

Cut the chopping board top at the right dimensions and once made the holes attach it to the bearings

The bearing holder are made for 3mm bolts and fits perfectly its nuts

the side are made for M5 bolts!

Step 5: Add a DSLR Head!

I bought a cheap dslr head from amazon and it added and extra cost of 30$

Cut the board at the right dimension ( the rod holes is circa 8cm distance)

Just make a hole in the chopping board and tighten the nuts!

Step 6: Focus on FEATURING

In pictures:

  • Bearings HOLDER V1.0 vs V2.0
  • Multi holes side with threaded tripod hole (1/4") .

Step 7: Thats Done!

VOTE FOR ME IN THE 3d PRINTING CONTEST and I'll share the files and sketches to motorize it!

Note that that in the picture was V1.0 with only 2 bearings.

this is V2.0 with 4 bearings and better supports!

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Step 9: Here It Is! Done!

I've just finished my slider!

Enjoy with yours

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    17 Discussions


    4 years ago

    They are linear bearings , right where i can get it


    4 years ago

    Haha how are most of these projects $20.00 should be like "After having a couple grand worth of equipment..."


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Hello! I really enjoy the design you have for the slider! I was wonder though if you had any places to find 20mm rod? Everything I have found is extremely expensive as well 20mm linear bearings are pretty expensive. Just purchasing those two items would push it over $20. I am in the states so maybe that is the issue I am running into.

    Any resources would be great! I have all the parts printed out and am just super excited to use this.

    1 reply

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I bought the 20mm aluminium rods in a bricolage Market and I payed 4$
    the linear bearings are very cheap on Aliexpress :)


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Here is a link to the EFL (Engineering For Less) CNC program which is truly awesome.



    4 years ago on Introduction

    I really like the clean look of the design. These same parts could be used to build a desktop CNC machine with minimal changes. I too would hook up a stepper motor and run it off an Arduino board. EFL has a great free program that allows manual control. Keep up the good work, and yes, I voted for you too :)

    2 replies

    Reply 4 years ago

    I'm finishing the arduino code and soon I'll release the motorized version :)

    Michael C

    4 years ago

    Great job. Could you put a thread on one of the guide rods, and automate your movement by Turning the threaded side? Like an old workshop vise.

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    focamoncaMichael C

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    in the side parts there are a lot of holes so anyone can customize it and add more components.
    Soon I will relase the motorized version!


    4 years ago on Introduction

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