Simple Project of the Month: Build A Rotating Time-Lapse Camera Stand
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Versatile Platform The timer can be mounted on most standard tripods, not just this GorillaPod. Larry Towe A panning platform made from a kitchen timer
If you're into time-lapse photography here is a way to easily build yourself an affordable panning device using some simple tools and a kitchen timer.
Drill a 15/64-inch hole in the center of the dial of a kitchen timer such as Ikea's Stäm model. Insert a ¼-inch-20 set screw.
Drill an 11/32-inch-diameter hole in the bottom of the timer. Screw a 3/8-inch bolt or a 3/8-inch tap cutter into the hole to create threads for a 3/8-inch to ¼-inch-20 bushing (a threaded insert that allows the timer to be mounted to a tripod).
To use the platform on flat surfaces, cut a piece of rubber mat, leaving a hole for the bushing, and glue it to the bottom of the timer.
Mount the timer on a tripod (if desired), attach the camera, and set the timer. Set the camera to take pictures at regular intervals, and t
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