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The Frugal Floater (DIY Steadicam)

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  • Description: Everyone wants a Steadicam! Floating tracking shots can add a unique look to your movie as well as severely cut down on your setup time. This DIY version might be just what you're looking for.

    PARTS LIST:

    12" length of 1/2" PVC pipe
    7 1/4" length of 1/2" PVC pipe
    5" length of 1/2" PVC pipe (shown with optional bicycle grip)
    3x 90-degree 1/2" PVC elbows
    1x 45-degree 1/2" PVC elbow
    3x 1/2" PVC plugs
    1x 1/2" PVC end cap
    1/2" PVC pipe scrap
    1/2" CPVC coupler

    Traxxas 5151 universal joint for RC car
    Rollerblade bearing
    tiny washer
    tiny machine screw
    tiny lock washer

    Sima Quickonnect
    Macro slider rail
    1 1/2" length of 1/4" threaded rod (or machine screw with head cut off)
    hockey tape

    2x 1/4-20 machine screws (1 1/4" long)
    1x 1/4-20 machine screw (2" long)
    1x 1/4-20 machine screw (1 1/2" long)
    4x 1/4" hex nuts
    2x 1/4" wing nuts
    2x 1/4" washers
    3x 1/4" lock washers

    at least 10x 1/4" fender washers (2" in diameter) - large counterweights
    2x 1/4" fender washers (1" in diameter) - small counterweights

    electrical tape

    For the origin of the gimbal design and much more:
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