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Cinemaker Pocket Dolly

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Cinemaker Pocket Dolly by canadaduane Jan 15, 2013
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This is (going to be) version 2.0 of an open hardware motorized pocket dolly that you (a budding videographer who wants access to a high quality but affordable linear motion system) can fit in your trunk and attach to a pair of tripods. It uses a small, portable 12V battery for power.

For linear motion, it uses two rails on a makerslide aluminum extrusion and v-wheels to guide the sled. This version of the Cinemaker Pocket Dolly will (probably) be able to hold up to 10 lbs of video or camera equipment on the sled. The tripod mounts use a universal 1/4"-20 threaded nut that will accommodate the vast majority of tripods out there.

The original 1.0 version is called MakerSlider: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:33368

See http://makerslider.com/

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Hi, where can I find the code?

I used the grbl controller board, and modified the source code here: https://github.com/canadaduane/grbl

Have you found how much weight you can move with this? For example in vertical configuration, how much weight can it move?

Where is the software for it and where can i get the camera plate?

No software as yet. You can get the camera plate from inventables.

I can't get the scad file to work for the bracket in openscad, it's giving me some warnings about unkown module cornerless cube.

Anyways, Any chance you could generate a .stl of the motor bracket for this motor? Thanks.

So I'm curious... what are you all using this for? A camera slider... or something else?

Did you ask yourself a question? LOL :)

Thanks for posting this and v1. Looking for some ideas for my slider. I'm looking to make a compactable system that I can use for camping trips and hikes. Still working out the details but the aluminum extrusion might be the way to go if I can figure out the joints.