Monday, November 19, 2012

How To Make A GoPro Pan Tilt Time-Lapse Rig

 In my attempt to find new and sometimes silly ways to add
movement to my time-lapses, I present my Pan Tilt Rig.
Here is the link to the DIY video on YouTube, click here.
And a demo of the rig in action, click here.

Below are a few photos of the necessary parts and the complete rig.
You need: 
Two modified kitchen timers
Two 2 inch corner brackets
One 10 32 screw and nut (to attach GoPro to bracket)
One 1/4 20 screw to attach second timer to bracket

Sunday, November 4, 2012

UPDATE: GoPro Magnet Mount DIY Part 3

I have made a few modifications to my original GoPro Magnet Mount DIY Project.
Please check out my original post  .... click here.
And watch my original video ...... click here.
Here is the new video .... click here.

I got  a few responses after the last post on this topic that people were
concerned that if they mounted the magnet on their car it might get scratched. 
So always looking to better a project, I started trying to find a way to
cover the business end of the magnet.  Most of the strength in a magnet
is right near contact, if you put a thick barrier in the way it will deminish the
magnets strength.  After a little trial and error I have settled on shipping tape.
It's thin and strong and has the extra advantage of being slick.
After a couple months of use I am satisfied that it is a good solution.

The second update to this project is really simple.
Just stick a GoPro mounting shoe to the top of a magnet.
Seems like a no brainer, but I hadn't made one. Then one day
I had a GoPro mounting shoe on one of my cameras and needed to
quickly put it on a magnet mount.  After switching out the mounting hardware
I decided its much easier to have both a 1/4 20 and GoPro ready magnet mount.

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