Intro: Video Podcasting Rig and Teleprompter
This 3d printed video rig will give you many options for shooting the perfect video. There is room to mount all your accessories from lights to mics. It is mobile with two large handles to help steady your shot. This rig can also be mounted to a tripod and when combined with a iPad Mini it becomes a teleprompter.
Step 1: Parts and Downloads
I have published the files at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:304675
You will need to print two handles and two rails to build the rig. Print the handles at 10% infill and the rails at 50%+ infill to prevent flexing under weight.
I have also included a couple of accessories. The first is the iPad Mini grippers. The second is a cord keeper that I use for my lavalier mic.
Other required parts and tools
Allen key or screwdriver (depending on the screws you chose)
(4) 3/4 inch long screws with 1/4"-20 thread. to attach handles to rails.
Some 1/2 inch long screws to attach your accessories how many depends on what you chose to mount.
optional - I found some knobs at my local hardware store that make it easy to move and adjust the mounted accessories.
Step 2: Assembly
Insert the handles over the raised rings on the rails and attach with 3/4 inch long screws.
Step 3: Use
There are endless combinations. It can be a iPad Mini case alone great for racing games. You can attach extra lights or mics for your camera. If you have two identical cameras you may even be able to shoot in 3d. My favorite is with my camera and the iPad Mini as a teleprompter. Let me know how you would use it in the comments below.
Finalist in the
Gadget Hacking and Accessories Contest