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Old 08-29-2010, 02:46 PM   #1
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Cam Stabilizer

Here is one of the stabilizers I made recently. (Somewhat out of my “Bike Parts” bin.)




As shown here it’s really only the 1st simple version of it.

When I get parts I’ll make the mounting plate adjustable in two directions, add an outside bearing to the center shaft/handle, and give it a telescoping 2nd section. (Basically borrow the Glide Cam design.)


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Old 08-29-2010, 03:23 PM   #2
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Other one.





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Old 08-29-2010, 03:38 PM   #3
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Got any clips you could show us??
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:45 PM   #4
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I wish I did, for a bunch of stuff. (I'm waiting on either a t2i or 60D)
They won't be perfect, but typical balanced.

(I can try my other old still camera for a little video clip but I'm not sure it will work.)

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Don't worry about it. I was just wondering.
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:07 PM   #6
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Here’s another gimbal mock up one done with various plastic parts and a skate bearing. (No adjustable head plate yet.)



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Old 09-06-2010, 02:47 AM   #7
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Adjustable (Two direction) head plate 1st attempt- I don't like it yet.





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Old 09-07-2010, 12:10 AM   #8
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Minus adjustable head plate and cushion grip stuff:




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Old 09-07-2010, 10:17 PM   #9
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You're going crazy with all these rigs... I love it!
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Thanks Knightly. (I’m just trying to amp up the premiere area somehow, and give everyone something to look at that maybe will set their own DIY demons into motion.)

You know, I only do a few things (I have "modes"), and when I am in that mode (Which ever one is in season), I focus on just that, like crazy. This is the build stuff mode.

(Probably literally is some kind of mental illness, but it’s fun.)


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Old 09-08-2010, 12:57 PM   #11
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It's a good illness Can't wait to see what's next!
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:48 PM   #12
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I'm with Knightly: can't wait!

Do you take requests?

How about a DIY underwater housing for a T2i?

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Charles thanks for checking it out.

I never tried an underwater housing. I wouldn’t know where to begin. (A jar I guess.)

Next might be a coming together of some or all (or none) these things into some kind of up contraption (I don't know until I see it):








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well duh, thats a chain driven slider in the making right there..
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:22 PM   #15
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Oh man, the chain driven slider is hilarious in a sad but true way. (75 pounds to move 9 ounces 8 inches.)


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