Steadycam. Very simple and easy principle to use.

Steadycam for use with phones, tablets and some smaller lighter cameras.

This shows how a steadycam can be made to mount a smart phone with materials found around the household and in a workshop. It is a simple and very effective design being able to take a range of phone and even tablet sizes. It is totally portable and fits easily into a backpack.

Materials needed for this one

  • Bolt, about 400mm,
  • 200mm of 32mm plastic water pipe,
  • 6 heavyish washers.(Any heavy mass will do),
  • small bolt and wingnut.
  • bearing(roller blade)
  • Flat metal plate(150mmx 25mm)
  • Plastic tube to fit over 400mm bolt.


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About ray

As I have gone through life, I have gained many skills, many of them learnt from other people and keen observation. I am a maker at heart, giving a lot of attention to detail. Paramount in my life, is doing it in an effective and efficient way as possible, while spending little on resources. I like to improvise, use initiative and make do with whatever is at hand, upcycling as much as possible in problem solving situations.