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Plastic Tubing Oblique KAP Rig

by ranon | June 22, 2016 20:28 22 Jun 20:28 | #13228 | #13228

LDPE Tubing Rig

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The design for this KAP rig came out of experimenting with low density polyethylene (LDPE) tubing to create a low cost DIY rig.

Prototype

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The current prototype uses four circular 3D printed spools which allow the camera platform to rotate up and down.

Continuing Development

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A second spool is currently in development which will have notches to allow for incremental adjustments to the camera angle. Also in development is a method for attaching a shaft to the top tube or rod which can be used to connect a pendulum or picavet.

Update 6/24

Tinker_Toy_Rig_-_Slot_Gear___Picavet.jpg The top tube now has a joint to connect a picavet or pendulum,

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also two gear shaped spools allow for incremental camera angle adjustment. The longer slot shaped spool allows the camera to be mounted further back to improve balance.

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The current challenge is determining a structure that will protect against significant impact drops. I am experimenting with 5, 6, and 7 pointed outer spools to attach different lengths of tubing.


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