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    DIY Motorized Zoom for Your DSLR

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    Clem's Video production is a one-man-show.  He has to switch back and forth between being the subject and the cameraman. Constantly moving around the workshop for every single little correction is very tedious. Why not upgrade any common DSLR with a remotely controlled Zoom/Focus? Commercially available motorized zooms and focus pulling devices are very expensive, so Clem develops his own cheap and flexible solution and finds out if is it worth building this sort of camera equipment yourself. What kind of expensive equipment should he try to recreate next?

     

    Bill of Material:

     

    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    MULTICOMP PRO Navigation Switch, 200 gf, 5 V, 1 mA, Solder, 3Multicomp2Buy NowBuy Now
    SEEED STUDIO ESP8266 WiFi Module Breakout BoardSEEEDSTUDIO2Buy NowBuy Now
    ADAFRUIT PowerBoost 1000 LiPo Charger 5V 1A BoostAdafruit2Buy NowBuy Now
    MIKROELEKTRONIKA Rechargeable Battery, 3.7 V, Lithium Polymer, 2 Ah, Wire LeadsMikroelektronika2Buy NowBuy Now
    MULTICOMP 3D Printer Filament, 1.75 mm, PLA, Black, 1 kgMULTICOMP1Buy NowBuy Now
    STMICROELECTRONICS Fixed LDO Voltage Regulator, up to 30V, 1.3 V Drop, 3.3V/1.5A out, TO-220-3 PinsST2Buy NowBuy Now

     

    Supplemental Content:

     

     

    Additional Parts:

     

    Product Name

    Bolts M3 & M2

    3D printer

    optional: camera mount system, Files for DIY version are included but,may not be suitable for your camera.

    Headers , wires and solder

    Slide switch, I already had in stock