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