DIY Motion Controlled Timelapse Slider

Vimeo member Derek Mellott appears to be refining his DIY motion controlled Timelapse Slider. This time he's added some clever upgrades such as a folding rail system, and end to end kill switches. He's also using the Ryobi 12V battery packs that I suggested a few weeks ago (glad to see that tip helped out). It looks like there's a POT in between to control voltage for slow or fast movements? Curious what the max speed is for consistent Video Dolly shots? [Thanks Derek]

13 thoughts on “DIY Motion Controlled Timelapse Slider

  1. SkunkWorks

    @ DigitalCyclops

    Yup, Edmonton. My best bud moved to Van this time last year after the Olympics... got a chance to visit this past summer... man, I need to get my camera out there this summer!

  2. SkunkWorks

    Derek and I have been bouncing ideas off each other for finalizing our slider/dolly projects and sharing info on sourcing parts locally. Found out he lives here in my hometown and bought his Ryobi drill and batteries off the same Home Depot sales guy I bought mine from who told him there was another guy here buying it for the batteries for a camera something or other 😉

    Small world!

  3. Emm

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    @Count Feedback - Comments aren't immediately published to prevent spam. Eventually they show up, be patient.

  4. Count Feedback

    I dunno what I said that was so offensive that my comment got deleted... but ok... your blog... it's all good.
    Believe it or not, I quite enjoy this site. 🙂

  5. Count Feedback

    Why oh why can't somebody produce these for a reasonable price??? Don't have time for DIY. It's killing me... honestly... really! lol

  6. Alexandru Covaliov

    That's awesome. Can you make a short tutorial how it was done? I mean which equipment, motor was used for it?

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