OBJECT TRACKING CAMERA SLIDER:
This is a remotely controlled (open source) CAMERA SLIDER with tracking system. Two motors will be in charge of moving a platform where you can attach your smartphone/GOPRO or DSLR camera to and ,at the same time, pan it tracking an object.
This camera slider can be EXTREMELY SLOW (0.01 mm/sec) but strong enough to smoothly move the camera platform
You just have to let this Arduino robot know the location of the object to be filmed and it will calculate in real time what to do in order to keep the target always in the center of the camera view.
Once the moving platform (with the camera) reaches the end of the rail, it will decelerate and come back to the original position, swinging back and forward until you decide to stop it.
The camera can be replaced for a Webcam, flashlight, laser... anything you would like to play with.
Remotely controlled using your smartphone or tablet (WIFI).
The robot can be controlled from your own smartphone/tablet using the freely available APP Android or iOS ):
You can even control its travelling / panning speed in real time.
Perfect for Time-Lapse videos, to create artistic presentations, to show different point of views during a webcam call/ demonstration video.
Check out some videos here and how it works here: https://www.jjrobots.com/camera-slider-tracking-system-3d-printed/
This robot uses the same electronics and motors you would need to create the:
Air Hockey Robot
Sphere-O-Bot (eggbot MOD)
B-robot EVO 2
(and more to come...)
Get tired of one robot? Create another just printing the 3D parts!
Everything is modifiable: this is an Arduino based OPEN SOURCE robot
What you need to print:
Print the parts as indicated in the image below.
If you want to just attach a DSLR camera, print:
· TOP PLATE
· MOTOR legs
· Pulley legs
· 10 teeth Gear <- Print it with 100% infill
If you want to use your smartphone or a GOPRO to create videos you will need to print too:
· Adapter SLIDER
. Adapter NUT CAP
New! Electronics case
created by Tom Graphite available here
1.4 meters of GT2 6mm width timing belt.
2x aluminium pipes or inox steel bars (5/16 inch or 8mm diameter) up to 1000 mm long
2x 623zz ball bearing
1x 608 ball bearing
3x LM8UU linear bushing 24x15x8
Set of M3 6mm bolts
Set of M3 15mm bolts
1x M3 nut
1x M3 self blocking nut
1/4 “Screw For DSLR Camera / case / flashlight
1x 20 teeth GT2 pulley (optional as you can print it by yourself. STL 3D models here)
Brain Shield + Arduino Leonardo
2x Stepper motor drivers
2x NEMA 17 high torque stepper motors + 14 cms cable+ 70 cms cable
30% for everything but the 10 teeth GEAR
NOTE: the "10 teeth GEAR" part will need a 100% infill.
NOTE: After printing, remove this flap (the one I am pinching with the pliers) and clean it of any remaining burr
Parts orientation on the heated bed
CAMERA SLIDER working: the arduino calculates, in real time, the location of the target object and shift and pan the camera accordingly
The same electronics and ancillary elements used in all our robots
All the jjrobots use the same elements . We wanted to keep it simple and OPEN. If you want to create another, just take the hardware and print its frame. If you have doubts, email us at: [email protected] or pay a visit to the community
All the elements are common in the 3D printers World
- jjRobots Brain Shield (or equivalent)
- Arduino Leonardo CLONE (already programmed) + USB cable
- 2x High Quality NEMA17 stepper motors +14 cms cable +70 cms cable
- 2x A4988 Stepper motor driver
- 12V 2A power supply (USA/EUR/UK plug)
- 3x LM8UU linear ball bearing bushings
- 6x AA Battery case with ON/OFF Switch (OPTIONAL. batteries not included)
- Bolts+nuts needed to set everything up
- GT2 6mm timing belt (1,4 m)
- 1x 20 tooth GT2 pulley
- 1x 608 circular bearing
- 2x 623 circular bearing
- Optional: 1x CAMERA screw (D Shaft D-ring 1/4 Inch) : needed if you want to attach a SLR/DSLR camera to the moving platform)
- 3D printed parts
- 2x 8mm (5/16 inch) 700mm inox steel round bars
Create any other jjRobots using the same electronics and ancillary elements. Just print its frame
more info about the robots at: www.jjrobots.com