15mm rod based shoulder mount for a dslr camera
I got my carbon fiber rods in the mail finally. Thanks to building a prototype with wooden rods earlier it didn't take long to put together a more finished prototype.
Here's a shot of it in it's folded state for packing away / transporting:
And a quick shot with the arms folded out and it on my shoulder...kind of hard to get a good pic without someone else to help :P
There are definitely many things to do to finish the project up, but most will come after I've had a chance to test it a bit.
Once I have the part designs finalized I will post the files and build instructions.
Up to this point I have really been concentrating on the design portion of this build. I ordered my carbon fiber rods almost a month ago hoping they would be here by now, but seems the slow boat from China was slower than even I expected...
So, a quick trip to the local hardware store and $2.50 later I now have temporary rods (5/8" wood dowel) to use to build a prototype. My goal is to have the unit functional by this Friday as I want to shoot some video.