Very simple cablecam dolly for GoPro Hero3

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Very simple cablecam dolly for GoPro Hero3 by fbuenonet Jul 10, 2014

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If you enjoyed the cablecam dolly, you may also like my "terrestrial dolly" http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:911531
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This is a very simple system to create a cablecam dolly with a GoPro camera.
The pulleys are printed by halves so we can obtain the highest possible quality. If printed on nylon wear resistance is obtained, but not because it is a comprehensive system use will be sufficiently strong if made in ABS.
The bearings that I had at home are one of 16x5x5mm, but you can use other modifying inside hole in the pulley. Open SCAD file is included.
You can use the original housing of the GoPro waterproof camera, but I used the bumper of http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:330231
Updated (2014-09-14): After testing the bumper mentioned, I've decided to design one that is much more resistant http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:462309


Si te ha gustado mi cablecam dolly, es posible que también te guste mi "dolly terrestre": http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:911531 o incluso, te podría interesar hacer un pequeño donativo https://www.paypal.me/fbuenonet

Se trata de un sistema muy simple de crear un cablecam para realizar un travelling con una cámara GoPro.
Las poleas se imprimen por mitades de forma que podamos obtener la mayor calidad posible. Si se imprimen en nylon se obtendrá mayor resistencia al desgaste, pero ya que no se trata de un sistema de uso exhaustivo, será suficientemente resistente si se realizan en ABS.
Los rodamientos que yo tenía por casa son unos de 16x5x5mm, pero se pueden utilizar otros, modificando en agujero interior de la polea. Se incluye el archivo de Open SCAD.
Se puede usar la carcasa estanca original de la cámara GoPro, aunque yo he utilizado el bumper de http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:330231
Actualización (14-09-2014): Después de probar el bumper mencionado, he decidido diseñar otro que sea mucho más resistente http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:462309

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Great model! I used this with my AKASO EK700 4K Action Camera ( http://amzn.to/2tw491R same exact thing as a GoPro but only $55!) and it works perfectly!

I missed the part about the bearing. I've included a link to the bearings that should fit and am ordering it now. I'll update to see if that's it.


Enhorabuena por el cable cam, yo he diseñado uno, échale un ojo y dime que te parece http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1055679.

Un saludo

Harrope Cable Cam GoPro v1.0

Pues efectivamente, tu cablecam es una evolución muy acertada. Al usar 2 cables, se minimiza el gran problema que tiene el mío que es del movimiento horizontal producido por el aire cuando la cámara es ligera, como es el caso de la GoPro o la Mobius, que son las dos cámaras que uso. Siempre había pensado poner un peso debajo de la cámara, pero tu solución es mejor, está claro. Además me gusta el que se pueda mover con una tercera cuerda, ya sea a mano o con un motor, algo que con el mío no es posible. Me gusta y ya está dentro de mis colecciones. Lo voy a dar a conocer en los grupos de impresoras 3D en Google+, porque seguro que gustará (bastante más que el mío) ;-)

that`s an awesome stuff, thanks for share!

Thanks for making this awesome print, We have made a video going over it on our youtube channel here


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I found this thing in action on youtube! Check it out!


Hey that's me! :)

Good job! I like to watch the video and I find interesting improvements have made

Muy bien! Es super listo!!

Will a wider ball-bearing fit in the "viga"? I am only able to find ball-bearings which have a width of 6mm (7 x 19 x 6).

@zbear14 There is a setting in the GoPro menu to flip the image.

The GpPro is upsidedown...

Can you explain how it all goes together?

did you just glue the mount to the frame?

It is a nice idea. With everything so small and light-weight, I think it will swing around and vibrate as it moves. If that happens you may get a smoother result if you add some weight, maybe on extension arms so it does not turn so easily, like a hand-held stabilizer does. For example http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:39053

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Video of some action or it didn't happen ;-) No seriously: It would be cool to see some actual footage. THANKS!

Looks great! I would love to see a video of this in action :-)