DIY Steadicam Inspiration

There’s quite a bit of hobbyist activity making ripoffs of the Steadicam MerlinThis guy has a nice design and has done a lot of work perfecting his design.  I thought he had the state-of-the-art in DIY stabilisers, but then I ran across this video today… I’m blown away.  To be fair, the guy is a professional CNC programmer and machinist… but still, he’s created quite a work of art.

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I received my universal joints from Ebay today.. I’m pondering some different aspects of the design, and whether I should wait until I have my mill converted to CNC or start now while it’s manual.  Also, this project has made it clear that a lathe is in my future, too…

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