The basic kit contains the following parts:
The Camera Slider consists of two main parts, the frame and the cart. The constructions starts with the legs of the frame.
Each pair of legs consists of three 60mm MakerBeams connected by two MakerBeam Corner Brackets to form an upside down U-shape:
Repeat these steps three times to create a U-shaped pair of legs. Then repeat all steps for the second pair of legs.
One pair of legs gets the stack bracket attached to it:
The other pair of legs gets bearings attached to it for the idler pulley. Start with the bearings on the crossbeam:
A second bearing assembly gets attached to a 60mm MakerBeam:
The MakerBeam-bearing assembly gets attached to the legs:
The legs and two 900mm MakerBeams form the frame.
Start with the stack-side legs:
Next the stepper motor bracket gets attached to the frame:
To complete the frame attach the idler-pulley-side legs to the other end of the 900mm MakerBeams, the same way the stack-side legs got attached.
The cart rolls on top of the frame.
The construction starts with attaching twelve bearings to four 60mm MakerBeams. These bearings will roll on top and on the sides of the frame:
Repeat these steps three times to create four MakerBeams with two bearings each.
Two of the four MakerBeams get two additional bearings each. Attach the bearings at an 90° angle to the already attached ones, the same way the first two bearings got attached.
Add L-brackets to the 2-bearing assemblies:
Repeat these steps for the second 2-bearing assembly.
Add L-brackets to the 4-bearing assemblies:
Repeat these steps for the second 4-bearing assembly.
The remaining four bearings are used to lock the cart onto the frame:
Repeat these steps three times to create four L-brackets with a bearing each.
The substructure of the cart consists of the previous build four bearing assemblies and two 150mm MakerBeams:
Attach the second pair of bearing assemblies the same way the first pair got attached. Then add a second 150mm MakerBeam to the cart:
Add bolts to later attach the timing belt clamps to:
The bearing assemblies have to be aligned to the frame before the cart superstructure can be added:
The remaining four 1-bearing assemblies are used to lock the cart onto the frame:
Repeat these steps for each corner of the cart.
The camera will be mounted on top of the cart superstructure. The construction start with four corner posts:
Repeat these steps three times to create four corner posts.
Attach the corner posts to the substructure:
Repeat these steps for each corner post.
To complete the superstructure attach the camera bracket to it:
Repeat these steps for the other two corner posts, then attach the camera bracket:
In the final step of the construction the stepper motor and the timing belt are added to the camera slider.
The drive pulley gets attached to the stepper motor:
The idler pulley on the other end of the frame uses a on long M3 bolt as shaft, but the pulley has a 5mm hole. A brass shaft reducer reduces the hole to 3mm:
The timing belt clamps get attached to a 60mm MakerBeam:
While the cart substructure was built, four 12mm bolts with lock nuts were added to the bottom side of the cart:
Two L-brackets form a timing belt clamp:
Repeat these steps for the other end of the timing belt. The second clamp has to be a mirror image of the first one. Also, do not fully tighten the second clamp to be able to adjust the belt length later.
Attach the clamps to the 60mm MakerBeam:
After the timing belt is installed it has to be tensioned:
Almost done. The final step it to add the Stepper Brick and the 3D printed end caps:
The camera slider is now fully assembled. You will also have some leftover parts.