Introduction: 360 Degree Panning Tripod Mount

360 Degree Panning Time-Lapse Tripod mount is built from a simple kitchen timer,  3/8" long 1/4"-20 bolt, and a matching 1/4"-20 nut. All can be found at your local store for less than $8. First disassemble the kitchen time removing the other white plastic, and timer face plate. Then use a dremel to remove the top post which connected to the timer face plate. This will give you a flush surface to mount your 3/8" 1/4" bolt which will eventually screw into your camera. Glue in place using hot glue or some sort of epoxy for a better hold. Then glue or JB weld on the nut onto the bottom of the metal casing of the timer. This is where your tripod will screw into. 


customrobo (author)2013-12-28

I finished it today. ;)
maybe tomorrow I try it.

ckrause4 (author)2013-07-27

Simple as

ckrause4 (author)2013-07-27

thanks a lot mate coz this is fantastic.. read this a couple of hours ago and went a bought a timer. pulled it apart glued on a nut and bolt on the opposing end and viola instant go pro panorama a big thumbs up and cheers


chimericdream (author)2011-07-15

This is a great, simple hack. This is the type of thing I love on Instructables. Well done!

Have you tried taking video while using this mount? I would be worried that the ticking from the timer would be distracting. If you've tried it, how noticeable is the ticking?

techy-man (author)chimericdream2011-08-09

It's time lapse video, you'll have no use for audio if the shortest time you can get it to turn for is a few minutes, But if you really want audio you can use a digital voice recorder away from the unit, (Your phone will have one, or put your laptop out of shot with a wire going to the mic) if you want to sync them clap in the beginning of the recording so it is picked up by the camera mic and the recorder put them in editor where you can see the waveforms and look for the clap's spike to align them together and them mute the audio from the mic in the camera and replace it with the new one without the tick tocking, (if your editor allows it you can 'group' the audio with the video so they edit together without going out of sync (I don't know about other ones but sony vegas can do this with the g key when they are both selected. Hope I helped

JoeMurphy (author)chimericdream2011-07-15


The ticking is way to loud to use with video. With some more messing around you could muffle it. Maybe.

mkunapareddy (author)2011-07-24

Cool! I should start making one for myself!

neutral-zap (author)2011-07-15

This is brilliant! I've been looking for a way to do this for my time lapse rig. Thank you so much!

foobear (author)2011-07-15


zero 8 (author)2011-07-14

Thank you.

nicholas1951 (author)2011-07-14

Very, very clever! Thanks!

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