Arduino Uno + Motor Shield V2 + Bluefruit LE SPI Friend

We really love photography and camera gear here at Adafruit, so we came together and upgrade our original 3D Printed DIY camera slider.

It's now motorized using a single NEMA-17 stepper driven by the Adafruit Motor Shield ontop of an Ardunio Uno.

The Adafruit Bluefruit SPI Friend allows us to remotely control the movement of the camera slider using the Adafruit Bluefruit LE Connect app on a mobile gadget like an Android or iOS device!

Portable, Wireless and Light-weight

Using a 500mm long support slide rail and platform allows you to create a basic DIY camera slider. A GT2 timing pulley mounted to the stepper motor and a radial ball bearing allows a GT2 timing belt to pull the platform across the support slide rail. With a few 3D printed parts, an Arduino Uno and some components, we can build a very capabile DIY motorized camera slider.

Prerequisite Guides

Before starting this project, we recommend checking out the guides listed below.

Tools and Supplies

The following tools and supplies are necessary to build and assemble this project.

The number of screws in the photo do not match up with the actual quantity! Follow the listing below.

Hardware Screws

The bits listed below are required to assemble this project. Yeah, we know... Imperial.

  • 8x #6–32 3/4in
  • 4x #2–56 3/8in
  • 6x #6–32 3/8in
  • 4x 8mm long M3
  • 1x 1/4 20
  • 2x #6-32 1in

This guide was first published on Oct 01, 2015. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Sep 17, 2015.

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