DIY Motion Timelapse Panning Rig

Jordan M. writes in and shares a clever DIY timelapse panning rig using a simple Kitchen timer for the motor. I've seen many different DIY Egg Timer timelapse panning rigs, but I haven't seen one coupled with a Lazy Susan spinning tray before. It's a simple design and appears every single part of this DIY rig can be purchased at Walmart, so it's within everyone's budget and everyone's skill set. For those who might want to spend a bit more cash, i'm sure you can polish it up into something more fancy looking. I think it's great the way it is, and seems to get the job done just fine for very little coin. [Thanks Jordan!]

Spinning Kitchen Tray with Kitchen Timer motor - DIY Motion Timelapse Panning Rig

11 thoughts on “DIY Motion Timelapse Panning Rig

  1. Hey Edson,

    If you don't have a remote timer, or any way to fire shots at regular intervals, do it the super ghetto way, which is what I did in the video...

    Just start recording, and speed up the footage in post. Granted, it's a huge waste of data, but it works if you don't have an intervalometer.


  2. JIMH

    Edson, you need a timer that attaches to your camera that takes shots at regular intervals. google it for more info

  3. Cool DIY panning rig. Very cheap indeed. But I have a layman's question, how do you guys do time lapsing footage? Is the camera connected to a computer or there is another way to do this?

  4. Dave

    Awesome tutorial man, thank you! I'm going to be making something similar using a GoPro HD.. Cheers!

  5. Merzmensch

    Third victim of Sony from Germany here 🙂
    It's blocked... Is there another way to watch this video?

  6. That is my question too: without music I could see your video in Germany. And I think your visitors in other european countries are in the same situation.

  7. Jörn S.

    Is it possible to upload the video w/o music? It's blocked in Germany by using "Sony Music Entertainment" Music.

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