With help from many DIYer’s and my handy neighbor, our Igus Slider is for the most part ready for dolly time lapse shots. The gears, belt, and motor all came from other true DIYer’s.
Gears, Belt, Rods, etc… I got this idea from KOKO Monstrum. Here is his video, and on his site he even gives the specs and where to order the parts from…here. All the parts cost me a total of $50 or something like that.
Motor…. I got this idea from John Waskey over at New Sky Productions. He posted a Youtube video where he put a telescope motor on his Kessler dolly. You can watch it here. He found a telescope motor made by Celestron that runs on a 9 volt battery. This motor moves extremely slow. It is not good for using in video mode. Only really good for using for a time lapse because how slow it moves. The motor cost about $35. You can get it here.
Here are some more pics of our set up. We have shot one test with it, and it works! The test footage is not worthy of posting just because what we were shooting is boring…really boring. But it still works! Now the goal is too see if you put a bigger battery on the motor, if it will make the motor move faster.