Intro: DIY "PRO" DSLR Slider for $10
I wanted to make my own camera slider after seeing multiple diy videos how to make one on Youtube. Some of the sliders I saw were too expensive and kind of difficult to make. And who would pay lets say $50 for a diy slider when you could buy a real one for about the same price.
So here is my slider version and I hope you'll like it. That $10 price does not include the spray paint because it is optional and just for the looks.
Just let me know if you have any questions and I will be more than happy to answer those.
Step 1: Things You’ll Need:
-Saw (you might need a hacksaw too),
-Electrical junction box (3)
-Aluminum pipe (2 m / 6.5 ft),
Step 2: Boxes That Hold the Pipes
Cut two holes for one side and make those big enough to fit the pipe in. Slide those pipes in and drill small holes and tighten the screws (See the video for this step).
These boxes can be metallic or plastic. It is up to you which one you choose but the plastic ones were cheaper and that's why I chose them.
Step 3: Camera Platform
Cut two holes for both sides and smooth out the edges. It's very important to use a bigger box because it will make the camera platform much smoother and stable.
Place clean cloths between the hole and the tube and REMEMBER to slide the camera platfrom in before tightening the screws on both ends of the slider.
Drill a hole in the middle of the platform and place your tripod screw there.
Step 4: Wooden Stands for the Slider
Cut two pieces of wood to get nice little extra stands for the slider. AND sand those pieces if needed.
Step 5: Spray Painting (Optional)
Spray the parts with the colour you desire. This step is optional and to save somey skip this step.
Step 6: Rubber Bumpers for the Stands (Optional)
Attach door rubber bumpers to prevent scratching floors etc.
Step 7: Polishing the Pipes (Optional)
Polish the pipes with a metal polisher to achieve extra smooth movement.