Photography & Video
Make: television — pole camera rig


Another in my continuing series of behind the scenes photos from the Make: television set. This is the tilt and shoot rig we built for the pole camera. We mounted it on top of a very long pole and used a remote control and two servos to take photos. You can see next to the rig a piece of paper with every single screw, nut, washer, bolt, drill bit, etc. taped to it, along with annotations. Bill Gurstelle created this prop sheet so that I had all the parts to build it on-camera.


John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He builds project for Adafruit Industries. You can find him at and twitter/IG @johnedgarpark

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