Testvideo: http://youtube.com/watch?v=DkFjwnt9Pi8 I wanted to have a glidecam, but was not fully satisfied with the already available glidecam designs. They were too complex, needed to many not-printable parts, or even not-shelf parts. This design uses a minimum of non-printable parts like screws and nuts. You don't need to solder, or weld any part for this design. It is assembled fast and most of the work is done by your 3d printer. The system gives me very stable results. I was blown away after reviewing the first video test. The performance I think is just beautiful. Unfortunately I can't compare it to a professional glidecam. If you have one please tell us how it compares! You will quickly get the hang of how to use the glidecam correctly and once you do it is like moving your camera with a dolly. You can see a cost estimation in the attached excel sheet. My overall cost was 35 euro. Try to beat that!
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-- Update -- I replaced the bottle as a counterweight and added 42 washers on the weight rig instead. Overall this increased the cost to 46 euro. Modeled in Blender. The source file is attached.