Pico Dolly Motorized Mod with Laser Alignment

Thanks to YouTube member dim3m for sending in this fine example of a modified Pico Flex Dolly. [Thanks dim3m] The rear trailer contains the servo, servo controller, batteries, etc. The laser alignment shows you the cross point reference for the center of rotation. Having motorized control gives you more consistent movement across the entire rotation. Aside from fancy rotating shots, the Pico Flex can mimic side to side slider shots, or push / pull dolly shots. Especially useful for B-Roll, cut away, or pick up shots with small product reviews. For more information on the Pico Flex Skater Table Dolly check out PhotographyandCinema.com.

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10 thoughts on “Pico Dolly Motorized Mod with Laser Alignment

  1. bkpr100

    How would you use the lasers to help with straight alignment? Would you set it so that each pair of lasers make a perfect line with no overlap?

  2. Emm

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    @carl - You can find really cheap pen lasers just about anywhere these days. You want to align it with the axles. Where the path crosses is where the center of rotation will be.

  3. Hi Emm,
    Thanks for this post. I don't have the skills to motorise my pico dolly but I'd like to know how to find a centre sweet spot with the lasers. Can you tell me how to do this?

  4. Joel

    Very cool. Where do all these sharp young guys come from?

    I know I am just an old f*rt, but to have the skill to set up a laser tracking system is pretty keen ...

  5. Tony

    Dim3m...build me one! lol. Awesome job. When's the step-by-step diy build coming? Wait, I don't have the time... revert to the former. =)

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