Capture cinematic shots with this motorized slider and pan-tilt camera mount

Arduino TeamJuly 6th, 2020

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DIY camera sliders are a great way to get professional-looking video shots on an amateur budget, but few can compare to the quality of this project by “isaac879.”

His device features a pan/tilt mechanism outlined in a previous video, but in the clip below he’s attaching it to a piece of aluminum extrusion to enable it to slide as well.

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The build is controlled by an Arduino Nano, which actuates three stepper motors using A4988 drivers. The carriage is pulled along by a belt drive, via a stepper mounted to the carriage itself. This allows for easy disassembly when needed.

It’s a clever and extremely clean design, and the video shows some great examples of the shots it can take (even when upside down).

Source: Arduino Blog