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The Ultimate DIY Camera Dolly

Postby sidd finch » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:03 pm

The LEGO Mini Camera Dolly. It turns out that the Bogen 3157N plate fits very well on top of a Lego 32532 6x8 Technic Brick

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Re: The Ultimate DIY Camera Dolly

Postby Chuck Engels » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:38 pm

Motorized with a remote and that would be AWESOME !!!
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Re: The Ultimate DIY Camera Dolly

Postby sidd finch » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:59 pm

say no more Chuck.... :)

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Re: The Ultimate DIY Camera Dolly

Postby Chuck Engels » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Now your talkin :TU:
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Re: The Ultimate DIY Camera Dolly

Postby Steve Grisetti » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:56 am

Wow!

All of this makes me think of my dream toy when I was a kid.

I used to shoot off Estes model rockets in my back yard. The company had one model call the Cam-Roc, I think, that included a built in movie camera that took picktures during the parachute ride down. (This might be it: http://www.poweredmodelairplanes.com/fmr/camroc.html )

Considering how many of those rockets ended up stuck in trees, I'm glad I never did buy one. But I still dream of using toys, like an RC helicopter or plane, to shoot a birds-eye view of my house.
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Re: The Ultimate DIY Camera Dolly

Postby momoffduty » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:28 am

My husband bought himself a helicopter for Christmas. It is a low end model and wouldn't carry the weight of a cell phone. Too bad, I had plans. :)
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Re: The Ultimate DIY Camera Dolly

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:53 pm

momoffduty wrote:My husband bought himself a helicopter for Christmas. It is a low end model and wouldn't carry the weight of a cell phone. Too bad, I had plans. :)

Yes, but when he has mastered art of flying it rather than crashing it, just think how keen he might be to upgrade to a larger model..... :-D :twisted:
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Re: The Ultimate DIY Camera Dolly

Postby momoffduty » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:31 pm

John 'twosheds' McDonald wrote:Yes, but when he has mastered art of flying it rather than crashing it, just think how keen he might be to upgrade to a larger model..... :-D :twisted:


That may be a very long time. :lol:

Wouldn't the camera pick up a hum from the Lego motarized car?
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Re: The Ultimate DIY Camera Dolly

Postby rusty » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:42 pm

On the topic of helicopters, some of you may recall this post by Senior contibutor Shrimpfarmer (who, it appears, hasn't been active on Muvipix in about 11 months - pity, as he had lots of good stuff to share):

http://www.muvipix.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=6121&p=54810#p54810
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