This is a good way to give your object more dynamism and keep the "observer" looking at it
The main advantage of filming a rotating object is that the lights reflections change while it is moving highlighting details. You can control the spinning speed and stops from your smartphone using a free control APP
We have used the same elements you will find in this project:,"the CAMERA SLIDER with tracking": https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2866829
More info and videos here: https://www.jjrobots.com/how-to-film-in-a-cool-way-objects-rotating-display/
We are using a tablet connected via WIFI to the electronics in charge of smoothly spinning the motor and a smartphone to film everything. But, of course, it is up to you to switch it to any camera for filming. From the control APP you can set the spinning speed in real time and set the “stopping” points, where the platform will stop once it gets there and reverse the rotation.
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We have created two different supports for the object to be rotated: a 10 cms diameter platform for NEMA 17 stepper motor and a inclined support (as the one used in the first video of this post). The differences:
The PLATFORM will let you place a cardboard or any other similar rigid surface on top, creating a horizontal plane where you can leave any object. The object is going to spin with the platform.
The INCLINED HOLDERs will rotate the object alone, so you can fix a rigid cardboard (make a 6-7mm hole to let the motor shaft to go through)
More detailed info here: