Time lapse

This robot holds a camera and moves it up, down, left, right.


This robot has the same turntable section as the same turntable section as the crane, so it is very strong. The turntable turns the camera with a 1:56 gear ratio using a worm gear which is very slow and controlled  It has 2 motors to move it up and down, they move a beam with wheels up and down with a 1:5 gear ratio. I had some trouble with the up and down motion because of the momentum, even it i told it to go 1 degree, it would go to far, even with the speed turned very low. I manly just used the turning for time lapses because it can turn very slow and controlled because of the worm gear.


Time lapse

This program turns the turning motor a few degrees every 1 second. This was designed to work with the program on my computer to take a time lapse. I plug my camera into a video adapter in my computer (with a long wire through the back yard) and then use tilaphos to take a picture every second. The first two videos in the podcast used that program, the first one is played back at 210 FPS and the second at 150 FPS. The third time lapse was taking with an iPhone at 1 picture every 15 seconds using Gorillacam and played back at 30 FPS.

You can download the program here.

Remote control

This program was used to remote control the robot with my PSP-Nx-V3. It uses the right joystick to move it up, down, left right.

You can download the program here.


You can download instructions here (PDF).

You can download the MLcad files here (.zip).

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Thanks to musikConomy for intro/outro music

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