I saw a very cool carbon fiber camera arm Robin Renzetti made and have been wanting to make one for quite some time.
Link to the original video below. I stayed pretty true to the original design. I used aluminum side clamping plates where Robin used carbon fiber and I simplified the camera mount. I’ll actually use this as my mic arm and am very happy with the way it turned out.
This is relatively long and complicated build. If you don’t have access to dimensionally accurate hollow steel balls, the process of rounding the steel balls is time consuming and requires a lathe. Brazing can be done with a cheap torch, but can take some practice to master.
I would not recommend this project for beginners.
This video is not meant as a full how to video and I encourage you to watch Robin’s great video of the design and construction of this camera arm. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them down below and I’ll do my best to help out where I can.
If anyone wants the 3D model I can upload it to GrabCAD.
Here is a link to his build video: https://youtu.be/LWUHlyi-8Mc