Eliminate shaky videos and learn some woodworking skills by building this DIY steadicam for your GoPro or smartphone. Here’s what you need to get started.
You’ll need a table saw to cut a few thin pieces of wood, which is pretty standard. But to get that perfect curbe, you’ll need to soak the wood and take it through the process of bent lamination. Then, with patience, a hand saw, and drill, you can cut a universal joint that connects the grip with the steadicam. Use nuts and bolts of various sizes to achieve the perfect counter-balance, then start filming. Check out the video above to see the project in action.
DIY Steadicam for GoPro or iPhone, Camera Stabilizer on the Cheap [Warren Downes – One Wood (YouTube)]