Rhino is a filming accessory company located out of Puyallup, WA and produces a range of stabilizing and camera movement devices. Their core market is motorized camera sliders which enable a range of sliding, panning, and push/pull shots that add more depth, character, and motion to a piece of film.
What I did
I was a mechanical engineering intern for Rhino for 5 months and assisted them on the design and manufacturing process for their ROV consumer unit. The device features a carriage located in the center of an aluminum extrusion with a small (but very strong) motor that smoothly moved your phone or camera giving a cinematic flare to your videos. I assisted the Rhino team in addressing mechanical issues and provided design insight on the carriage tensioning system and the end cap molded plastic parts. I also worked with their industrial designer when interfacing with their contracted manufacturer to address assembly issues and cost down directions. Learn more about ROV here.