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 Cheap 'O' Dolly 3.0 
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Post Cheap 'O' Dolly 3.0
So I have finished the 3rd version of my time lapse dolly, price of this was about $80 and $60 of that was the track. I used 2 pieces of 1" square aluminum tubing for the track and and built the cart out of an aluminum plate, some redi-rod, bolts and bearings. To drive the cart I used a dryer timer motor. I glued some pieces from an old printer to the motor, cut a groove in the gear and put an o-ring on it. The motor is mounted under the cart and the o-ring touches the track and drives the cart forward. I think I have reached the limit of what I can build with what I have on hand.

Here are some pics to help clear up my rambling.

Here it is set up on my deck.
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Top of the cart.
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Here is the drive. The bracket with the hole in it is for another bearing that is used for vertical orientation when I get a proper motor and belt system set up.
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I made a short video, there is not much to see I just wanted to test it to see how smooth it looked. Sun goes down fast after I get home from work.



Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:40 pm
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Post Re: Cheap 'O' Dolly 3.0
You're evolving, Derek! This is a sweet build.


Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:14 pm
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