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DIY tabletop dolly

D0n
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quick and dirty... but works..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gejdNGA28JA
http://www.indiegogo.com/Lost-and-Alone?a=847815

skate board, aluminum rail, plywood, fishing line on a spool... I used a 360 servo and rc unit but any motor from a toy car would work..also works if you just push it by hand..


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This is great, Don! You should make a video showing us how to make it.

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D0n
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I Do have some footage, but this is something so ad hock, I thought the idea was more useful than a how to..
drill a hole in a mini skate board to mount a tripod head, use a motor and spool to pull it along the track, which is mounted to a board....... very easy build... the only tricky piece? my $1.00 mini skateboard (yard sale item, used) has cheapo wheels with plastic bushings... I replaced those with better wheels that had ball bearings in them...

I will shoot something showing how it works asap...


D0n
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Last seen: 4 months 2 weeks ago
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A work in progress, but it works pretty good...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-09Xoi79AlA