Today I'll show you how I made a fun accessory for bringing your timelapses to the next level.
Step 1: What You'll Need
A phone tripod
I picked both of these from a local dollar store. These ended up costing less than 5€ in total.
Step 2: Disassembling the Kitchen Timer
Now it's time to figure out how it works.
The hat of the little coffee kettle winds up the mechanism. We'l use this part as the rotating part of the tripod.
Step 3: Modifying the Casing
Step 4: Disassembling the Tripod
We'll cut the top ball head in half as we will be inserting our rotation system in between.
Step 5: Adding the Ball Head & Capping
I've capped the bottom part with scraps of plastic to give it some rigidity and make it look cleaner.
I used bondo to smooth out the connections and make a nice finish.
Step 6: Painting
Step 7: Done!
And we're done. This project was quite different than all of my other projects.
I usually plan out my projects from start to finish. Doing this on the fly was very much out of my comfort zone. But I ended up liking the process just as much as my planned ones.
Make sure too view the video example. :)
Thanks for reading!
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