June 18, 2015

Build an Arduino-powered camera slider

With some Arduino-controlled automation you can make photography much more interesting, and a great example of the synergy between the two has been documented by Frederick Ford with his camera slider device. His slider is a dual-rail horizontal device which is mounted upon a camera tripod and gives the user much more control of the camera's position.

The slider uses an Arduino-controlled stepper motor and timing belts to move the camera along as required. This enables some interesting photography, and in conjunction with time-lapse exposures - the results are breataking... consider the following video of examples:

For details on making your own version of the slider, visit Frederick's instructable page. And for more, we're on facebook, twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

 If you're interested in using an Arduino or compatible board for motor control  - check out our  HBRIDGE: DC/stepper motor shield. Based around the powerful Allegro A4954 H-bridge driver IC you can control two DC motors with complete ease, or one bipolar stepper motor. With connections for external power management, a complete beginners' guide and documentation - motor control couldn't be any easier. For more information and to order, visit the HBRIDGE: page.

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