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I really like the inexpensive gimbal support developed by William over at YB2nornal for his $15 steadicam project. I may bogart it for a forthcoming Make: Project. Via Hack a day.

From the pages of MAKE:


Johnny Lee showed us how to build a $14 Video Camera Stabilizer way back in MAKE 01.

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.



  1. tim says:

    Just use a Rollerblade wheel. That’s what I did.

    Roller blade wheel, 2 screws into it to hold the hoop. far easier, already had bearings for the steadycam. super simple and far smoother than PVC

    1. Keith Neufeld says:

      Tim, did you even read the article? A skate bearing is at the center of this gimbal, *plus* three more axes of isolation from the movements of the operator.

  2. s. says:

    “This video is not available in your country due to copyright restrictions.”