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The Always-Turning-Kaleidoscope-Time-Lapse-Photography

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This is a great, easy project that anyone can do and learn from, because it involves the basics of three great things: photography, woodworking, and electronics. And what is it, you ask. Well, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so watch the time lapse video (made of thousands of pictures!) to see what this project can accomplish.

 

More videos on step 8.

Pretty cool, huh?  This kaleidoscope gives time-lapse photography unlimited potential. Here's the steps you need to make one. Enjoy.
 
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

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Unfortunately, this is a project where there are common materials and tools, and then expensive stuff that you may or may not already have (ex: DSLR).

Materials:
- DSLR. I used a Nikon D90.
- Intervalometer. Unfortunately/fortunately, Nikon doesn't make one for the D90, so I had to buy a third party one. It actually works surprisingly well, though, and saved me a bundle.
- Long mirror
- Duct tape
- Electrical tape
- Wood glue
- PVC pipe
- Motor. I used one that had 7 RPM. It worked very well; you want the motor to turn very slowly.
- Battery snap
- 9 volt battery
- Scrap wood
- Hose clamp
- Big wooden dowel
- Nails, Screws, Bolts, Nuts, Washers
- Tripod clip/mount

Tools:
- Glass cutting kit
- Washable marker
- Chop saw or hack saw to cut PVC pipe
- Jigsaw
- Utility knife
- Soldering iron and solder
- Drill and different sized drill bits
- Square and Ruler

That is an awesome set up right there :D
splazem (author)  c3ralki1l3r1 year ago
Thanks!