Fab Slider

Learning about motion control

Fab Slider is one of a number of projects I’m working on that fall under the umbrella of ‘tools for learning’. The artefact itself is a camera slider, designed to enable smooth panning shots in video or time-lapses, and especially useful in making project demo videos.

But my real reasons for making it are as an excuse to learn about motion control and machine building (in particular, high quality motion control and machine building), and to explore some ideas about how we can learn through making.

As a result it’s very heavily documented over on the project site (GitHub repo)