Elph Rig - built in January 2003
In January 2003 I built a new rig for my Canon Elph. The rig uses some ideas from Cris Benton's Elph rig, though it has no HoVer capability. Here are some pictures taken during its construction. The rig is made of 2mm aluminium (my first rig used 1.5mm and was a bit too flexible). As before, gears, axles and bushes came from disassembled scrap video recorders (obtained free from video repair shops!).
This rig, though more robust, actually weighs less than rig 1 - largely due to the lighter camera. The total weight of 774 grams breaks down like this:
|rig (without camera and picavet)||486gm|
|Elph camera (including battery and CF card)||224gm|
In May 2003 an optional video downlink module was added to this rig. Details are here. In May 2004 the rig was badly bent in an accident and was rebuilt for an Ixus 500. It then looked like this. In February 2005 another accident finally brought about its demise. See here.