DIY Motorized Konova Slider

Nice little DIY to motorize a Konova slider. Using a continuous Servo (some servos don't rotate continuously) and Servo controller Vimeo member C Light gives us a sneak peek at work in progress. Servos are more common with slow speed rotations than DC motors. You could probably bring this thing to a very very slow crawl. This small servo setup can easily pull the Konova carrier across the rail in a smooth and consistent fashion because it's completely based on actual Roller Bearings (unlike friction sliders). Of course this setup shouldn't be attempted to pull the carrier in any type of vertical position. [Thanks C Light]

Konova Slider
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  2. Emm

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    @Derek - For a power solution, i'm pretty sure you can use the 12V battery I've been using: httpss://

  3. Derek

    Sounds like everyone is doing this to their sliders these days. I definitely appreciate it, since a motor would (in most cases) provide a much smoother slide than you could do by hand.

    Hopefully the hack will be easy enough that most owners of the Konova slider will be able to do it. I think they'll need to come up with a better power solution though.

    I'm interested to see where this goes though!

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