A Simple but Elegant Time-Lapse Camera Slider

A man shouldn’t have impure thoughts about camera equipment like this… But here I am, objectifying the shit out of this rig.

Hackaday

Time-lapse photography is always a fun way to show off the build process of a project – but sometimes it can get a bit boring and repetitive. To add a new dynamic, why not try a moving time-lapse? It’s not actually that hard to build a time-lapse slider rig. And you can do it with, or without a microcontroller.

[Charlie] built this slider rig out of square aluminum tube stock which is cheap and easy to work with. It’s also a great candidate for using pop-rivets which can speed up the assembly considerably. The camera bogey uses aluminum angle stock with skateboard bearings to ride along the track. Altogether the rig is four feet long and about 6″ wide.

To pull the camera back and forth, [Charlie] has a 0.5RPM geared motor from Servo-City which results in a travel time of about 5400 seconds (90 minutes). While there aren’t any demo…

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2 thoughts on “A Simple but Elegant Time-Lapse Camera Slider

  1. totgia says:

    Thanks for the useful info

    Like

  2. Camera Site says:

    This camera slider is one of the best things i know in this month. Thank you 🙂

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