A new arm – for videos

I’ve been quite busy lately. Pictures of projects that needs to go into the blog is piling up everywhere. Also I want to start a video-blog. Of course that is going on on youtube.com – Watch the channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/banjohat (and like, share and subscribe. all that jazz).

But I need one thing to make my videos good. A stable camera and some way to mount it. oh, that was only one thing. Okay, I need a way to stabilize the camera. From the different videos I see the top-down view is popular so why not me?


I so happened to have an arm lying in a box in the shed. It was meant for something like this I just never got around to put it up. So now I did. I drilled a hole in the table (12mm and a bit of fiddling). Tadaa! So easy and so effeective!

I have later removed one of the springs in the upper section because the camera is so light (compared to a lamp) so the arm just springs back up.

As for the camera, I have a Logitech C920 where i have removed the hinged base. I followed this guide – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a39iWgSwaBk

I also printed a small coupler (found here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1233004)

wp-1478865576728.jpgThe camera can swivel a bit in all directions but it can mostly point down. This is jsut what I need for my videos where it will film the working area and allow me to demonstrate what I’m doing. Perfect!

Stay tuned for videos soon!

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