Photographers looking for an affordable motorised camera slider, may be interested in a new Arduino project which uses a stepper motor combined with an Arduino Micro together with a handful of other components to create a motorised camera slider.
Created by Max maker the motorised Arduino camera slider can be seen in action in the video below and incorporates a control box powered by 4 x AA batteries.
This project shows you how to convert any ordinary slider to an Arduino controlled motorized slider. The slider can move very fast at 6m/min, but also incredibly slow. The stepper motor needs to be mounted underneath the track. The closer to the end, the longer your length of travel. The easiest way to transfer the hole pattern from the motor to the track is by tracing it with painters paint. This is a very useful tip for all kinds of applications. Nema 17 motors useually have 3mm threaded holes at the top. I used some washers to reach the perfect hight for the belt. The belt needs to ride quite low in the track to clear the carriage.
Full instructions on how to create your very own have been kindly published to the Instructables website by its creator. Follow the link below for more details. If you are interested in building Arduino projects these may provide inspiration for your next project.