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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:

  • Devia Robotics Control Board + 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

    • 65.389395 $


    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.

    • 6.538939 $

    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.

    • 6.538939 $

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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:

Camera Slider latest Arduino code:  CameraSlider_V5_M0

Assembly GUIDE

Control APP link (Google Play /  Android devices)

Control APP link (iTunes / iOS devices)

Control APP user guide

3D parts repository

Info about how to upload to the Arduino board (latest code) in the Assembly guide


Additional information

Weight 1.9 kg
Dimensions 25 × 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

Stable and smooth!

I got this kit a week ago. It took 40 min to set it up. Easy. I have been using my iphone to take time-lapse photos and everything went smooth like butter. I love this project.

The 5 stars will be well deserved!

La documentation fournie et les pièces proposées permettent de fabriquer un vrai slider motorisé à un prix compétitif. Pour ma part je l’ai réalisé avec des rails acier de 1m, ce qui permet un déplacement maxi de la caméra d’environ 90 cms. Parfait avec une camera d’action (YI, gopro, etc) ou Osmo Pocket (voir ma vidéo de test, ici, le rail supportant une camera Lumix GX80 : https://youtu.be/nm3fFSaUyag ) Sur une telle longueur l’utilisation d’un DLSR est moins conseillée le poids de l’ensemble étant élevé : on attend impatiemment que JJROBOTS donne les plans pour un slider utilisant des rails de 14 ou 16 mm (ma pratique de fusion 360 ne m’a pas permis de modifier les pièces comme je l’aurais souhaité) ! Enfin, il faut prévoir de rehausser les pieds de quelques millimètres car le moteur central navigue trop près du sol. La conception du “brain” est excellente et le tout peut facilement être placé dans une petite boite. Attention toutefois à la fixation des câbles des moteurs, fragile et difficile à sécuriser (ça m’a coûté l’achat d’un brain supplémentaire !). Pas de problème particulier avec l’application. A mon avis les points suivants permettraient cependant de la rendre parfaite : – pas de pré remplissage par défaut des champs Y et X (qui ne conviennent jamais !) – positionner le champ X avant le champ Y (simple logique !) – enfin autoriser l’entrée d’une valeur négative pour le “rail lenght”, ce qui permettrait de démarrer en sens inverse où que se trouve le chariot sur le rail. Les 5 étoiles seront alors largement méritées ! Dernier point, et non des moindres, l’équipe est réactive et à l’écoute, ce qui est bien agréable lorsqu’on rencontre une difficulté !



The documentation provided and the parts offered make it possible to manufacture a real motorized slider at a competitive price. For my part I realized it with steel rails of 1m, which allows a maximum displacement of the camera of about 90 cms. Perfect with an action camera (YI, gopro, etc.) or Osmo Pocket (see my test video, here, the rail supporting a Lumix GX80 camera: https://youtu.be/nm3fFSaUyag) On such a length the use of a DLSR is less advisable the weight of all being high: we wait anxiously that JJROBOTS gives the plans for a slider using rails of 14 or 16 mm (my practice of fusion 360 m did not allow to modify the rooms as I would have liked)! Finally, it is necessary to plan to raise the feet by a few millimeters because the central engine is sailing too close to the ground. The design of the “brain” is excellent and everything can easily be placed in a small box. Be careful, however, the fixing of the cables of the engines, fragile and difficult to secure (it cost me the purchase of an additional brain!). No particular problem with the application. In my opinion the following points, however, would make it perfect: – no default prefilling of the Y and X fields (which are never suitable!) – position the X field before the Y field (simple logic!) – finally allow the entry of a negative value for the “rail lenght”, which would start in the opposite direction wherever the trolley on the rail. The 5 stars will be well deserved! Last but not least, the team is responsive and attentive, which is nice when you encounter a difficulty!


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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