Build your own: Free, Open Source Designs

Downloadable stl and skp files for 3D printing camera rigs for kite aerial photography and balloon aerial photography.

Parts lists, assembly instructions, and user guides for building your own kite and balloon aerial photography rigs.

 

  

 

Aerial Rig Kits

The KAPtery produces kits to build original designs of camera rigs for kite, balloon, and pole aerial photography. These are smart and easy ways to get your own camera in the air.

Rigs with Cameras

In addition to kits to build KAPtery camera rigs, we sell completely assembled rigs with cameras. The rigs and cameras are configured, fully tested, and ready to fly with minimal preparation on your part.

Data Logging and Control

KAPtery electronic designs are based on Arduino microcontrollers and allow robotic camera control and logging of environmental data.

Open Hardware

The designs of KAPtery products are shared freely with the community of makers. They can be copied and improved as long as the derivative designs are also shared freely and attributed to the KAPtery.

 

Product prices include shipping in the USA only. For international shipping of some of these products, try the Public Lab Store or Ennapurna. Or contact us for shipping quotes.

 

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