All cheap kitchen timers have one thing in common, plastic.
It makes them inexpensive, it also gives them a finite lifespan.
I have been using them to spin cameras for a few years now
with very few failures. But as always with Murphy's Law when
you need a tool to work, failure is always a possibility.
While visiting Mt. Evans on vacation I decided to try for two GoPro shots of the
drive down the mountain. The first shot would be a static shot looking forward
and the second shot would be a panning time lapse from the roof of the car.