The Inventern: Building a Steadicam

Inventern finalist Ron Erickson has a lot of experience working on rally cars, but went out of his comfort zone in attempting to build a Steadicam camera rig for the final challenge. The biggest hurdle was that he had never seen a Steadicam in person before, even though he understood the mechanical principles behind it. Here’s how he fared over the two days of building in San Francisco.