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4.625 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)


JJrobots´s CAMERA SLIDER Kit. Created to simplify the set up and integration of all the different devices involved in this project.

This is a remotely controlled CAMERA SLIDER with tracking system. Two motors will be in charge of moving a platform where you can attach your smartphone/GOPRO or DSLR camera and, at the same time, pan it tracking an object.

What you get when you buy this KIT:

  •  jjRobots Brain Shield 
  •  Arduino Leonardo CLONE (already programmed)  + USB cable 
  • 2x High Quality NEMA17 stepper motors 70+14 cms cables (pair)
  • 2x A4988 Stepper motor driver
  • 12V 2A power supply (USA/EUR/UK plug)
  • 3x LM8UU linear ball bearing bushings
  • Bolts+nuts needed to set everything up
  • GT2 6mm timing belt (1,4 m)
  • 1x 20 tooth GT2 pulley
  • 1x 608 circular bearing
  • 2x 623 circular bearing
  • Optional: 1x CAMERA screw (D Shaft D-ring 1/4 Inch) : needed if you want to attach a SLR/DSLR camera to the moving platform)
  • Optional: 3D printed parts 
  • Optional: 2x 8mm (5/16 inch) 700mm stainless steel round bars (grade 304)
  • Optional: 6x AA Battery case with ON/OFF Switch  (batteries not included)




Save you the hassle of getting all the elements from different sources. We will supply everything with the correct dimensions and quantities.

  • Main frame + others 3D printed parts (rotating platform, smartphone adapter, gear,pulley...). All printed with Rigid.ink filament. If you tick this box, you will get the 3D printed parts too. 3D models available here

    • 55.804998 $


    Stainless Steel round bars 2x (8mm - 5/16 inches diameter) 700 mm. You will get with your kit, 2 units so you don´t have to worry getting them somewhere else. 

    • 0 $

    I want to take the Camera Slider everywhere so, please include the battery holder (6x AA batteries). Batteries not included.

    • 5.5805 $

    Add the D-Shaft D-ring 1/4 Inch Camera Screw for DSLR Camera/ Case. You will need it to attach a DSLR/SLR CAMERA  to the moving platform. If you are planning to use a GOPRO/ smartphone to take the photos/videos, this item is not needed.

    • 5.5805 $

    Select a power supply PLUG type for your CAMERA SLIDER kit



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    • Motorized CAMERA SLIDER
    • Tracking object capable: learn more here
    • Remotely control it using your smartphone/tablet via the free jjRobots APP ( Android or iOS ):
    • Movement speed variable in real time from the smartphone
    • Delayed start (15 sec): get enough time to place your smartphone on the moving platform before it starts to move
    • Make it portable: can use regular AA batteries battery holder (or a 3 cells LIPO battery)
    • Suitable for GOPRO/ DSLR/SLR cameras and any smartphone.
    • Minimum moving speed: 0.01 mm/sec (perfect for time lapsed videos)
    • Open Source / Arduino based: the code, 3D parts and electronics are 100% open. Feel free to modify everything is you need to.
Suitable for any CAMERA / Smartphone / GOPRO

Control it using the free APP

APP user guide here

Useful LINKS:

Assembly GUIDE

Control APP link (Google Play /  Android devices)

Control APP link (iTunes / iOS devices)

Control APP user guide

3D parts repository

Arduino CODE: info about how to upload to the Arduino board in the Assembly guide


Additional information

Weight 1.9 kg
Dimensions 40 × 15 × 10 cm


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It does the same than way more expensive sliders

I have been using it 2 weeks and I love it. It does the same than Professional sliders but for the 5th part of their prices

Thanks for this CAMERA SLIDER!

I really wanted to use my camera for short videos of my products. This slider was MORE THAN ENOUGH. The tracking object works like a charm 🙂

I am using it with my webcam on top :-D

Beside using it with my LUMIX camera for timelapse videos. I have attached my webcam to the moving platform and my skypes conferences can show much more than before 😀

Slider code.

Thank you Jjrobot team for you r great work, slider is really good. but there is an improvement have to be done to properly track the object. There is a wrong calculation made in the code for Y_MOTOR_REDUCTION option in the Configuration.h file. We have to use 10.0000000 as we have 100 teeth on the main gear and 10 teeth on the pinion. after this if you change this – objects will be tracked properly (tested with laser pointer ticket to the slider platform it stays in the same place during the movement). I’ve attached a screenshot of my changes, would be useful for other people who made this slider. Best regards, Igor

Working! and nicely!

I got two 1 meter round bar from my local store, printed everything and downloaded the APP. THIS IS THE BEST diy CAMERA SLIDER I have found so far (And I am always researching) GREAT JOB jjRobots!

Impressive and well designed camera slider

I thought a 3D printed camera slider would not be sturdy enough but I was wrong. The tracking object feature makes the difference

Please release the iOS control APP!

Everything is perfect. Smooth and easy to modify but please release the iOS control APP version asap!

Not suttisfied. Not stable for DLSR. Not so happy as expected :(

Too much shaking. Your DSLR will fall overtime. Construction not complete. OK for GOPRO or Phone. No extra grip on lags. No wholes for mounting slider on 2 stands or tripod. My 1600$ DSLR + Canon lens 77mm shaking. Everything holder on 8mm plastic pin inside. No good reviews was before I bought it. If you will film with GOPro or Phone only, than it is worth it money. I’m super handy, but for normal user it misses practical video instructions. ( What to do if metAl rods does not fit / if crackers appear on plastic part / how to hear metal part on motor to fit plastic teeth sprocked and more.

From jjRobots team:

Hi Anton,

 Sorry to read this. The Camera Slider was not created to add that kneecap to the base and support that weight. It looks like the camera+battery may weight around a kilogram?. That will shift the center of gravity too much and make the rotating base to touch the moving carriage in just one point originating the shaking (and the the linear bushing to release the rail). Regarding the tripod support: we are working on it. We are testing a new piece that can be attached to the tripods screws.
Thank you for your feedback Anton! Really. This help us to improve our robots continuously.

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