Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DIY igus DryLin® W1040-A Linear Motion System for Camera Slider with Photos

The DIY igus DryLin W1040-A slider project did save money in comparison to the W1040-B.  There were some doubts when I approach this project but the outcome was a great success.

Here is what it looks like after 20 minutes of measuring, drilling and tapping the slider and rail. (See fig. 1)

Figure 1:  Modified igus DryLin W1040-A with mounted Manfrotto 701HDV Pro Fluid Video Mimi Head

Here are the facts about the W1040-A out of the box.

  • no holes on the sliders
  • rail has holes but not tapped
  • all holes on rail are 1/4" size
  • metric hex wrench

To make this a functional camera slider, you will need the following items:
  • 5/16" drill bit
  • 3/8" 16NC steel plug tap
  • adjustable wrench
  • 3/8" bolt (for tripod mount)
  • 3/8" hole washer
  • 2 ea clamps
3/8" plug tap inserted into the 5/16" drilled hole in preparation for tapping

On the next edition, I will put this slider in operation with simple add ons.


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