DIY GoPro Timelapse Egg Timer

February 01, 2013 / by / 7 Comments


Parts you’ll need to make a DIY GoPro pan and tilt timelapse:

Tools you’ll need:

  • Power drill
  • 1/4″ drill bit
  • Hammer

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7 Responses
  1. Jason

    This is freaking genius! It feels like that every time you have a complex problem the solution is so simple. So simple in fact that they make you feel embarrassingly stupid. Oh well, no one knows of my stupidity so I’ll keep things that way. Timelapse egg timer.. xD Who would have thunk it? I surely haven’t.

    Feb.24.2013 at 10:15 am
    • john

      Thunk isn’t a word, try thought next time

      Sep.28.2014 at 8:56 pm
  2. Alex

    I got this youtube video project that I couldn’t finish yet, because I couldn’t get a timelapse shot long enough, but I have a feeling I might have found the right tool for it. I can’t tell well enough how smooth the transition is based on the clip on the video here, but I guess I’ll just have to figure that out on my own. If I’m able to upload my video by tomorrow, it’s all thanks to you guys.

    Feb.24.2013 at 10:49 am
  3. Travis

    I’ve got through 6 freaking timers trying to figure out how to put a screw in the middle of the bottom with out messing up the gear… I feel like an idiot after watching this video.

    Oct.03.2013 at 2:57 am
  4. Alex

    There’s this sunrise in the south of Korea that I’ve always wanted to get. The location is in the middle of the city looking east. I did one a long time ago but the camera was fixed on one focal point and I tried to do a slow pan but it turned out to be a little shaky.

    I’m going back this summer with my GoPro and this will be a perfect solution to a shot that I’ve always wanted to get!!

    Awesome, and thanks heaps!!

    Mar.24.2014 at 11:30 pm
  5. Roger

    Even easier: Buy an egg timer with a flat top (hint: Chinese-madeStarbucks coffee cup design). Mount camera with either suction-based camera mount or a piece of blu-tac. Off you go.

    Jul.24.2014 at 3:36 am
  6. Roger

    Of course, with my idea you won’t get the tilt, but you will get the pan.

    Jul.24.2014 at 3:39 am
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