DIY Conduit Micro Crane / Jib

Another very clever DIY project from Vimeo member Lolo Two. Based on commom (and super cheap) EMT a.k.a Conduit tubing, this DIY micro jib breaks down into 3 small section. The conduit piping is held together with common Conduit couplers. I've seen quite a few DIY cranes and personally I think this is one of the most clever uses of off the shelf parts. Just about anyone 'Con-Du-It'. Of course Lolo Two is skilled in crafting the necessary brackets to keep the crane flying on a tripod. He says he'll update us on his build soon, but you can find his relative video page here. [Thanks Lolo Two]

DIY Micro Jib / Crane - Sectioned with Conduit Couplers


9 thoughts on “DIY Conduit Micro Crane / Jib

  1. Emm

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    @Nasir - The 600 and 900 LED panels are just about the same size. Not much difference. I would go with 900s if you could afford it. I didn't do the larger 1200s because they don't have a battery option. With the 900s or 600s I am able to use my Tekkeon packs which is nice for location stuff where you don't want to run extension cords.


    Em, I greatly appreciate your knowledge . You have no idea how much one appreciates what you do. I was wondering how many should I get would 2 be good or 3 also is there a name brand that you recommend. And last should I get 2 600w and 1 900w or 1 of each. Thanks a million and I will be going with the LED'S just as soon as I get an idea from this last post. Thanks!!!

  3. Barry Sanders

    @Kevin, there was a micro-jib similar concept from a UK company that essentially looks like it will snap. I don't think I'd like to put my several thousand dollar worth of camera equipment on it.

  4. Nasir Rahim

    Hello Em,I really need help. I am looking for a decent light kit that can be used during filming and although I have done tons of research I am still confused.Can you atleast point me in the right direction on lighting . Price I am looking for is one that is not to high but decent and will get the job done. I looked at HMI but they are extremely high. I also looked at the home depot construction light but I want to remain professional looking along with the quality work I am putting out . Any help in this matter would be very much appreciated.

  5. pepe

    I live in London and you can get
    the same thing for $9, please stop
    trying to overprice the
    jib for your own benefit !!

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