Intro: Solid Steadicam / Steadycam Below $20 GoPro , Dslr, Vdslr the Cheapest and Best Steadicam on Instructables
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
15. A little time and patience
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 followed all the steps well, and you are smart you were able to do steadycam worth 600PLN = + / - $ 200. If you liked my project and have questions write to priv. This is my first project on this page. Please bear with us. I'm from Polish.
The next tutorial will execute more precisely since the construction of the steadicam did not have much time. In the next tutorial will arrange slide to timelapse.
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