March 13, 2013

Build a motorised camera slider with Arduino

 Arduino project lend themselves very well to the world of photography, for example remote shutter releases, intervalometers, and so on. Another great use has been demonstrated by Arduino forum member "mitchrichie" who has modified some servos to continuous rotation and used them to move a DSLR camera along a slider track. This would be useful for stacking-focus photography, observation and also various directions in video. The slider is demonstrated in the following video:

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