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Make ultraslow motion-control camera mounts, on a budget.
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+ Downloads & Extras:
- Demonstration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VkGB5Xk0sU
- The original clock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oElbvng7SA
- Clock 2.0: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so10YvtyJkE
- Two Axis 'crane' version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJf-ZgTKBcw
- The Meade ds-2000 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni89TBOTCUA
Materials for Autostar mount
Wood used (light and strong): 2-3/4" x 1/2" x 4'-0" Poplar board
This is a 3-1/2" x 4" box
- 3/32" x 4" flathead stove bolts (4x - washer, locknut, and caphead at each corner)
- 3/8" threaded brass wood sleeve (for tripod connection)
- 51108 Thrust Bearing 40x60x13 (I found this at vxb.com)
This is a 2-1/2" x 3-1/4" U-shape
- 3/32" x 3" flathead stove bolts (4x - washer, locknut and caphead at each corner)
- 1-3/8" x 14" centered arm with 1/4" routed slots and 1/4" threaded brass wood sleeve and 1/4" knob (lock for drive shaft) with copper pipe hangers (2x)
- 1-3/8" x 12" extension arm with 1/4" threaded brass wood sleeve and 1/4" knob - 1/4" holes spaced at 1" OC
- 1/4" threaded rod and 1/4" tapped and capped 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" pipe filled with lead wool (counterweight - not air travel friendly!)
- Drive shafts - M10 bolts 4" horizontal and 3" horizontal
- M10 thin washers - Lots of them
- M10 shim nuts and M10 lock nuts - to lock the Meade kit gear onto the drive Shaft
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