(almost) fully printed GoPro steady cam

This is a pendulum type steady cam for small cameras like a GoPro. A GoPro mount is also included.


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This steady cam only needs a few non-printed parts, the rest can be printed. Z rotation is enabled by a 608 ball bearing, while the other two axes are just running on M4 screws.   
The design works great - of course, a "pendulum type" steady cam like this one has some drawbacks, but it's still good enough for some really nice action footage!  
After designing this, I found one which is also very simple and cheap and additionally has a very nice design: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:84142. Maybe I should have searched first ;-)  I really liked MaximFilm's idea of the handles for the threaded rod, so I decided to adopt it and also add one above and below the gimbal.  
Anyway, this one is even cheaper. I paid 1 Euro for a 1m M8 rod and about 3 Euros for almost a kilogram of nuts and washers at our local hardware discounter. The most expensive part is the bearing - if you have to buy it. I took mine from an old pair of rollerblades. So, together with approx. 20 meters of PLA, total cost is much less than 10 Euros.  

This thing is also on Thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:283925

Materials and methods

You will need the STLs printed (all of them should print without support besides the GoPro mount) plus:

- one 608 ball bearing
- 9 M8 nuts
- some M8 washers
- an M8 threaded rod, length still tbd - I think it will be around 40 cm
- an M8x100mm screw for the handle
- four M4 x 20 mm screws (you will have to trim them so that there end will be flush with the top of the locking nuts)
- four M4 self-locking nuts
- four M4 washers
- some big washers as a weight (I used 10 with a 13 mm bore, so I used the "Weight tube" printed part to center them)



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