How do all those selfie-shootin’ video pros snag that smooth video? Well, outside a tripod or a wall and roll of duct tape, they’re likely using a fancy gimble device to steady their on-screen antics. While you can find a few in the $120 price range, you could also just make your own.

*gasp!* Yes, but don’t worry, Louis Desmarchelier (aka Loud3D) has the perfect setup that (if you already have a 3D printer) will only cost a small amount of time, material, and support removal to achieve stable, multi-axis, video shootin’ bliss.

3D printed smartphone stabilizer

The smartphone stabilizer design is a pretty standard multi-axis gimble with a handle and a threaded rod for counter-balance weights or hardware. For this design, standard M20 nuts are used as the counter-balance.

There are four parts in total with a large (70mm) and small (58mm) phone support version. Louis recommends a layer of 0.15mm and infill of 20% with supports for a better quality print. The only mod I would recommend is a more ergonomic handle.

Any ABS/PLA 3D printer could be used but highly recommend the Anycubic Mega-S as well as the Anycubic filiment.

You can download the model on Cults 3D. [Bonus! Louis is a rollerblader – check out his 3D printed skateboard coping (for real!) design and his #bladelife on Instagram.]

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Josh is founder and editor at, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.