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#1 Ricardo Casco

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:56 PM

So after digging through a bunch of old boxes in the attic, I found one of my childhood friends, K-Nex.
And the box hadn't been touched for many years, so I decided to procrastinate on work this afternoon and build a "Steadicam" out of K-Nex :lol:


Here's the arm so far, issue is that it can't hold its own weight, which isn't surprising. I may seriously spend all night perfecting this, I can't wait to throw an iPhone or some light weight camera on it and check out the footage it can make. I really don't expect the footage to be good at all, but this will be a fun hobby.

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And once its done, I may just pull a prank on someone and walk into set wearing this. And say "What??? This IS my Steadicam!"

Edited by Ricardo Casco, 15 June 2011 - 10:01 PM.

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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:59 PM

Looks like and acts like my spinal cord after a day of 3D
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#3 RonBaldwin

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:35 PM

Vote for Pedro
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#4 William Demeritt

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 11:47 PM

Bring it to set, but only off a job you bid from Craigslist. I say you'll make it to lunch before someone catches on.

Probably doesn't have HD signal issues when people are on their walkies nearby.
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#5 Ricardo Casco

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 06:36 AM

Bring it to set, but only off a job you bid from Craigslist. I say you'll make it to lunch before someone catches on.

Probably doesn't have HD signal issues when people are on their walks nearby.


Hahaha, yeah thats probably true! I"ll try that
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#6 James Davis

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 07:11 AM

I'd like to buy one but i'm concerned about one of the terms and conditions in the warranty being "customer service staff shall be allowed to shout at will, when you dare to question or raise a known issue regarding the equipment".....also.....can I get one in blue?
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#7 Ricardo Casco

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 01:24 PM

I'd like to buy one but i'm concerned about one of the terms and conditions in the warranty being "customer service staff shall be allowed to shout at will, when you dare to question or raise a known issue regarding the equipment".....also.....can I get one in blue?


I'd like to know how you managed to find that fine print!
Colors are only available in NyanRainbow (as seen in the images above), OverReflective-Pink, and Blinding-Chrome
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#8 Justin R Goff

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 02:07 PM

This is awesome. You should definitely try to walk onto a set with this, and see if anyone catches on!
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#9 Brent Johnson

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 01:00 AM

Oh man, that is awesome
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#10 David M. Aronson

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:27 PM

Didn't Garrett make a Merlin/JR/Smootie out of Lego for his grandkids?
Combine that with a vest made at build a bear workshop, and you have the makings of the worlds most colourful rig!
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#11 Michael Nelson

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:54 PM

Oh, man! I loved these things! The vest should be made from an old life jacket!
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#12 TJ Williams

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

Every bit as cool as the LEGO Steadicam seen at NAB etc a couple of years ago!!!!
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#13 Evrim KAYA

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

how does it perform on super slow moves? :P
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#14 Louis Puli SOC

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:41 PM

How about this lego setup TJ

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