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Old February 7th, 2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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The Lego Steadicam (yes, I said Lego)

What's more interesting than Mikko Wilson's photo of him posing with Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown?

Why, his one-of-a-kind working Lego Steadicam, that's what.
Check it out at http://wilson.pp.fi/mikko/photos/legosteadi/.

The point of this excersize is that you can learn a lot about the way things work by building them. Legos, Erector Sets and those kinds of wonderful construction toys are a great way to do that, inexpensively.

Mikko's photo with Garrett, and other interesting subjects: http://wilson.pp.fi/mikko/photos/.

Enjoy,
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Old February 7th, 2005, 02:34 AM   #2
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Absolutely killer. Great fun.

The irony here for me is that I often refer to my endless collection of brackets, rods, adaptors and widgets that is part of my Steadicam kit as "Lego". What comes around, goes around.
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Old February 9th, 2005, 09:27 AM   #3
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heh your lego probably has a considerably higher "Recommended Age" rating than the stuff you can buy in Toys R Us tho ;)
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Old February 9th, 2005, 10:44 AM   #4
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I dunno James, sometimes I think wistfully of my childhood Saturdays spent tinkering with the Legos--still sounds good to me!
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Old February 11th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #5
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well guys,

you can check also this thread:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...ighlight=14%24

scroll bit down and you will see following link:

http://www.astercity.net/%7Etarasuma...izer_page.html

i did it almost two years ago, last year published on my page. (now is destroyed :(((()

well - if mikko's lego steadycam is first, then mine was nr 0, and David Emmerichs was -1!!!! (check IMDB)

if you are interested, just scroll down the thread and you will find what wrangler Charles Papert said - and HE knows about steadycam! (check IMDB)


i was absolutelly SURE that LEGO STABILIZER was my own "invention" but, thanks to this forum, i know that it was not. David Emmerichs was the first LEGO steadycam builder!!!

but miko's steadycam is SOOOOO beautiful, that i will with pleasure give him 1st place award!!!!!

exellent work mikko!
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Old February 14th, 2005, 11:32 AM   #6
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Filip, do you have any surviving photos? Geez, this could become its own forum category!
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Old February 16th, 2005, 02:09 PM   #7
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chris,

i do not know exacly what you mean by "surviving" photos? but i will gladly send everything i have.

i will contact you thru your private mail (with your perimition of course), i'm now on vacation and until end of month i can't send you any "normal" mails etc. but i will try to check DV forum from time to time :)

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Old February 26th, 2005, 01:20 PM   #8
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Dude, that's hilarious! How much weight can it support? 5 ounces?
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Old February 26th, 2005, 04:40 PM   #9
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Well hello all!
I am plesently suprized to see my 'rig' in the discussion here!

Chris, You are compleatly correct, the lego rig was built mostly to learn about the way the rig works - not the principles, but some of the mechanics. - Really good for leanign where the various stresses are on a rig. (I can see for example why Rod-Ends are sometimes likly to break [reads of the steadicam forum will know what i'm refering to..] - There is a LOT of stress on that part of the arm.)

But oh boy was it fun. I love tinkering around with the best toy invented! - And if i recall correctly the recomended ages for lego technic is 12+ ..so i see no upper limit there! :-)

..I hear that also Knex have been used to perform similar experiments!

Andrew, not sure who you are asking me. But mine "mock camera" is one lego motor and a lego tire - not sure exatlyhow much that wighs. - not much though. - As said, the capacity limit is set by the Vest end of the arm.

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Old February 26th, 2005, 05:14 PM   #10
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mikko,

just a short info to you - i received your mail and will write back to you. i was on vacation.

may the lego (c) be with you...


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