Sliding Camera Mount Is Good Enough For Amateur Photography

[Unihopper] built this sliding camera mount to add some motion to his freestyle unicycle videos. It’s extremely simple, but still pulls off a pretty nice effect as you can see in the clip after the break.

The image above shows the mount without a camera attached.  You can see the threaded peg on the block in the foreground which is used for that purpose. Felt has been wrapped around the base of the block, which rides in a wooden channel. The string, which connects to an eye hook in the wood block, is attached to a spool on the far end of the plank. A K’nex motor drives that spool, slowly sliding the camera toward it.

Unlike other toy-based sleds, the use of a track system helps to maintain proper orientation of the camera. Obviously this isn’t going to achieve the perfectly smooth and precise motion you’d get out of a sled system like this rail and linear bearing version. But honestly, most of us don’t have cameras of the quality to warrant that type of high-end system.[youtube=]

17 thoughts on “Sliding Camera Mount Is Good Enough For Amateur Photography

    1. All offense intended; you have no idea what the hell you’re talking about.

      Unicycling like this does the exact opposite of what you think it does. You might think it’s stupid, but then again, you’re probably nothing but a guy who can’t ride a unicycle. I speak from experience when I say this:

      Used properly, chicks dig unicycles.

    2. Q:what do you call someone who says that unicyclist dont get laid?

      A:a virgin

      lol grow up dude
      do something with yourself
      do you have a video on hackaday?
      are you sponsored for any extreme sport you do?
      didnt think so

  1. Not bad but is that all it does? It made the guy doing the Pee Pee dance look adventurous, action like…all that was needed was theories announcer: “In a world of two wheeled cyclist one man and his unicycle set out to change the world…one man, one wheel, and a pee pee dance…

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