06 Mar '13, 11am

Time-lapse dolly uses some stock parts and a bit of machining work

Time-lapse dolly uses some stock parts and a bit of machining work

. It gives a lot of details about the drive electronics and code used, but there are some gaps in the instructions for building the track itself. [Ben] forged ahead, purchasing linear bearings and a double-guide rail from IGUS. He didn’t mention the price on that item but we found 1000mm of the stuff (about 40 inches) for under $75 so it’s not outrageous. The part he couldn’t get for a reasonable price was precision thread bar. He ended going with regular threaded rod and a couple of nuts combined with a spring mechanism to keep the sled steady. That seems to work just fine. You can see the rod bouncing a bit in the clip after the break but it doesn’t harm the stability of the captured images.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/03/06/time-lapse-dolly-uses-some...

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