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!
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.
Before starting this project, we recommend checking out the guides listed below.
You can obtain all the parts to build this project in the Adafruit shop. You can get all the parts you need by clicking on the side bar on the right.
- Arduino Uno
- Adafruit Motor Shield V2
- Adafruit Bluefruit LE SPI Friend
- NEMA 17 Stepper Motor
- 500mm x 15mm Slide Rail
- 15mm Slide Railing Platform
- 36 Tooth GT2 Timing Pulley
- 608ZZ Radial Ball Bearing
- 1164mm long GT2 Timing Belt
- 8 x AA battery holder
- 3/8" to 1/4" Adapter Screw
- Shoe Mount / Bracket
- Swivel-Head Pan Tilt
- 1/4" Screw with D-Ring
- Tripod Adapter for Mobile Phone / GoPro
The following tools and supplies are necessary to build and assemble this project.
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