DIY GoPro Camera Slider

August 27, 2013 / by / 16 Comments

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Parts you’ll need to make a DIY GoPro camera slider:

Tools you’ll need:

  • Pliers
  • Power drill
  • 1/4″ drill bit
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver

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16 Responses
  1. kovi

    hey awesome tutorial… i definitely want to try it myself…is this drawer slide ok?
    those silver ones are too expensive to ship to my country

    Oct.14.2013 at 9:39 pm
    • (Author)

      Yep! That’ll work.

      Oct.16.2013 at 3:44 pm
    • Erik

      Let me know how it turns out with that type of drawer slider :)

      Jun.01.2015 at 1:03 pm
  2. Gary Campbell

    Hi, I am having a little trouble trying to find a suitable slider as us stupid brit’s don’t know what inch’s are anymore.

    I have found these, would the 350mm-568mm work?

    Nov.18.2013 at 3:34 pm
  3. Grant Hobgood

    Easy to make two of these when buying parts, since the rails come in a dual pack. Going to build mind this week(end) and have some fun!

    Nov.26.2013 at 7:59 pm
  4. Grant

    Open whatever slider you buy and double check smoothness. The Home Depot sliders SUCK. Also, the sliders are 20 a pop now…not 10. They are not a dual pack like I thought.

    Dec.03.2013 at 1:35 am
  5. John

    Great video and thank you for sharing. I have one question do you think the Camera Slider will work with a Canon 60D


    Dec.26.2013 at 1:16 pm
  6. Tommy

    The machine screws I bought were flat heads however the underside was beveled. So I ended up using a 5/8″ drill bit for my holes. Doing this allowed for my screws to sit lower so that I did not have to hammer them down for clearance. I do not believe this setup will work with a DSLR, it’s just not sturdy enough. I have a little heavier ball head and notice that with that on there once it hangs over it has some flex. This results in when you slide back the screw heads start to hit. I think more weight will make this even worse or bend the frame. This is great for Gopro and mirror less cameras (I used the Nikon j1 with no problems) for more lens options. I am going to look into something a little more bulkier for my DSLR, but this great for the small cameras. Easier to carry on the trails or in the backpack with the Gopro.

    Jan.03.2014 at 11:15 pm
  7. Yohan

    Nice video ! Do you have any link for the ball joint ? Can’t find the same you have !

    Jan.15.2014 at 2:01 pm
  8. John

    I got my slider at Lowe’s and it is a little jumpy, they were $17 for 2 and I ruined the first one! So the second one is the one I am using.
    Now here is my $.02,…Instead of a 1/4 inch drill bit, I used a 5/8 drill bit with the same flathead bolts. This way the bolts sat deeper in the hole but did not go through. had no issue with it sticking.

    Jan.17.2014 at 2:31 am
  9. Noah

    What is the best length for the slider? I found a 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24 inch on eBay.

    Jan.27.2014 at 3:07 am
  10. Guy

    Would this work for a 6 pound Panasonic camcorder? It appears that many of the other styles that use pvc or other pipe wouldn’t support the weight.

    Jun.13.2014 at 1:36 am
  11. Rodolfo Barboza

    I’ve used a thin slider and it doesn’t worked well because it becomes shaky.
    You can see this happening in this video.

    Jul.07.2014 at 5:56 pm
  12. AG Pitsilos

    I’m building 2 of these with my cousin who is all about his GoPro. I’m not really clear about quick release plates. I have access to Manfrotto tripods and my cousin has a DYNEX DX-TRP60. Can you recommend suitable quick release plates that I can grab on Amazon? – Thanks

    Feb.17.2015 at 2:22 pm
  13. Mauricio

    Inspired in your video, Here are my DIY Camera slider and skater under $15 USD



    Jun.27.2015 at 2:07 pm
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