Sunday, April 15, 2012

Popular Science Simple Project of the Month

Page 79 of the May 2012 edition of Popular Science.  Low cost kitchen timer
panning units have officially gone mainstream. My Ikea Stam kitchen timer hack
is Popular Science's May Simple Project of the Month. 
I don't know why but there is something about seeing your stuff in print that is always fun.
For those of you just finding my blog and wanting to build this project, my DIY video is
below along with links for other versions of my panning units.
Here is the link for my original Ikea Hack blog post.
This project is best for small point and shoot cameras with built in intervalometers.
I use GoPro Hero cameras with mine, they are cheap, light, durable and
have an internal intervalometer that will run until the battery dies or memory card fills up.
This Ikea Stam Kitchen timer is not strong enough for DSLRs.

Want to see the Ikea Stam in action? Check out this video
If you liked this video please check out my youtube channel and subscribe to Getawaymoments.
Here are a few links I would suggest watching if you want to make your own panning unit.
Egg Timer Timelapse Panning Unit Part 1
Egg Timer Timelapse Panning Unit Part 2
 Egg Timer Timelapse Panning Unit Part 3
 Egg Timer Timelapse Panning Unit Part 4

$6 will add motion to your timelapse.

A GoPro shooting a GoPro Hero2 in action.
There are four different colors to choose from, $1.99 each..


  1. Congrats on another GoLapse milestone. I mentioned your much appreciated egg timers to Philip Bloom at the Masters in Motion NAB 2012 after party. He fondly remembers the Philip Bloom Florida Meetup two years ago at the Hurricane!

    1. Did he mention that he will be in the Keys next week? I can't make it, got to work, you going?

  2. Congratulations on your entry into such and impressive magazine. I love your GoLapse inventions -- the Ordning model has a permanent home in my camera bag.

  3. Thanks Frances. When I built the first one I had no idea how far this would go, I still shake my head in amazement that I get to chat with folks on the other side of the planet about my silly little kitchen timer hacks. I have a new version of the GoLapse on my bench in beta testing, stay tuned.

  4. I have decided to jump on the blog train .... you can find me here if you want to take a look:

    I've got no real idea of how to use it, but we'll see what happens as I go along.

  5. Great, I will check it out. My only advice, use lots of pictures and tag them well. Its amazing how many people use image search, be ready for them.
    Good luck and have fun with it.

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