An unpainted PVC Egg-timer Fixture and its more refined version using the magnetic base to hang upside down
GoPro cameras are great for time-lapse photography by themselves, but if you add an automatic panning mechanism like what’s featured here, your ‘lapses can turn out even better. All you will need to make this GoPro egg timer fixture is:
- This egg timer (seen below) from Amazon
- A 2 inch PVC pipe plug (Hardware store)
- A 1/4 – 20 bolt 1/2 inch long and the corresponding nut (Hardware store)
- 1/4 inch drill bit and drill
- Super Glue; I used a brand called Gorilla Glue
- If you don’t have one, you’ll also need a tripod mount for your GoPro (Amazon)
Looks nice even without a GoPro!
To make this panning fixture, drill a hole in roughly the middle of the PVC plug, then pass the bolt into the concave side. Screw the bolt on as the other side as tightly as possible, and optionally add some super glue on the bolt to keep it locked in place. Glue the plug to the top of the egg timer linked above, and let it dry. You now have a panning fixture to make time lapse photos with your GoPro camera; no 3D printer required!
This design should be functional, but what I eventually made, described (with resulting ‘lapse videos) after the “read more” looks a lot better in my opinion. The only catch is Continue reading