In this week's DIY GoPro post, you'll learn how to make a rotating time lapse base for your GoPro camera.
But first, why would you want your time lapse to rotate? When the camera is moving, it can make even an otherwise boring time lapse more interesting. Here's an example.
The DIY tutorial is below this video.
GoPro Rotating Egg Timer Time Lapse
Here's an example of what this mount can do:
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Okay, so lets do this.
There are lots of videos showing how to drill the timer (top and bottom) and add screw mounts. This seems unnecessarily complicated. In the following video, see how simple it is.
- GoPro camera
- GoPro adhesive mount
- Ikea 1 hour kitchen timer (egg timer) See it also on Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk
Note for Canadians: While it is “available” in Canada, the pricing is unusually high. It might be less expensive to just purchase a time lapse mount like Camalapse (see below) or the Neewer time lapse base.
DIY GoPro Rotating Time Lapse Base (with an Egg Timer)
Alternative to DIY GoPro Time Lapse Mount
It comes with the top/bottom tripod mounts and is marked off in 4 – 15 minute increments. It rotates a full 360 degrees in 1 hour.
It is center-weighted and will support cameras up to 5 pounds.
After seeing the video, I'm going to make one of these for myself. I'll be on the lookout for a similar egg timer here in Canada.
Have you had success with this method? What have you used to make rotating time lapse videos? Please join the comments below!