I decided I wanted to make an automated slider/timelapse rig, but didn't want to pay the hefty cost that some of the manufacturers charge. I did some reasearch and found all the parts I would need to create my own. Here is a list of parts you will need if you decide that you want to make your own as well.

A big thanks to Jay/MiLapse from Dynamic Perception for all the help and guidance on the project. To see their products or to buy one of their awesome timelapse kits visit dynamicperception.com/

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Amazon
amazon.com/gp/product/B0044DUCVG/ref=oss_product
Igus DryLin® W1040-A $91 shipped

(alternate rail that can be used: amazon.com/DryLin%C2%AE-W1080--Linear-Motion-Sliders/dp/B003Y54PPY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1297778345&sr=8-3 )
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amazon.com/gp/product/B003V4VHV8/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d7_i4?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1EQWN7ME0PPXAD6ATQN8&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846
WT001H Ball Head $23 Shipped
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sdp-si.com/eStore/
4' Timing belt
A 6R25M240090
Timing Pulley
A 6A25M017DF0908
Belt Clamp x2
A 6M55M090

$51 Shipped
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servocity.com/html/offset_gearmotors.html
Dayton 8.75 RPM Gear Motor: $55 Shipped

I now use the 17RPM version
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dynamicperception.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_9&products_id=27&zenid=07c4b2263595f60501ff080df97e3bdb
MX2 Controller With Camera Cable
$171
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geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=ADMPFB100-BP
Aluratek Universal 12V / 1.5A Li-ion Rechargeable Battery Pack

The top plate is a rectangular piece of aluminum with a hole cut out to mount the ball head, and the platform that the rail is bolted to is a saw horse from home depot that I cut the top off of. The two idler bearings are just skateboard wheel bearings that are spaced out with washers. The end pieces are square tubing.

Any questions or comments let me know!

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