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CircuitPython Camera Slider

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3D model description

This project uses the Adafruit Feather platform and CircuitPython to make an easy to control motorized camera slider. The build uses aluminum extrusion to support a linear rail system with 3D printed parts. A camera can be mounted to the platform and slide along the rail. You may use the joystick and buttons to trigger different time settings presented on a mini TFT display.


The mini TFT FeatherWing is perfect for selecting settings and displaying modes! The MotorWing provides the Feather M4 with stepper motor control and makes it easy to connect. A Tripler FeatherWing keeps everything in place and makes it modular.


The program features four timing presets to select from using the joystick and switch. 5-min, 10-min, 20-min and 60-min. The status of the slider is displayed while it's in motion. Time remaining is also displayed alongside a nifty graphic and icon. When the slide is approaching the end, a STOP graphic is presented.

Reverse & Back Up

At the end of a slide, you can choose either to back up or go into reverse mode. This makes it really convenient to kick off a new timelapse!

Circuit Python code by Liz Clark (@BlitzCityDIY)

Code on GitHub

Download CAD source

Feather M4

Motor FeatherWing

Mini TFT FeatherWing

Tripler FeatherWing

Stepper Motor

12V Battery Pack

  • 3D file format: STEP and STL



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