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Post Probably the cheapest motion timelapse possible
I made a timelapse motion module out of lego, for around 100$ (the geared lion battery being 80% of the price). The results are suprisingly good looking.. Would be fun to know if anyone has done it cheaper.



a short clip where the module was used(includes shots of the volcano in Iceland at Eyjafjallajokull).

http://www.vimeo.com/11445677


and a behind scenes clip, (how the lego works) here:

http://www.trailerparkstudios.net/?page_id=405

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Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:10 am
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Post Re: Probably the cheapest motion timelapse possible
That's one way to do it! :D

You were inspired and inventive. That's the best combo in imho!! ;)


Sat Jun 12, 2010 9:27 am
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Post Re: Probably the cheapest motion timelapse possible
neat solution, does the production version come with ear defenders ? :) it sounds noisy lol

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Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:53 am
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Post Re: Probably the cheapest motion timelapse possible
hehe, i want to upgrade though to something proper, im wondering which is better, move-shot-move or continuous motion? and is it better to have the motor on the dolly in the middle as well instead of on the end pulling?

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Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:15 am
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PeturKG wrote:
hehe, i want to upgrade though to something proper, im wondering which is better, move-shot-move or continuous motion? and is it better to have the motor on the dolly in the middle as well instead of on the end pulling?


A "best of all possible worlds" is to support both S-M-S and C-M. If you want to shoot very long sequences (dozens of hours -> days) and also short sequences, then S-M-S is the right place to start. If you only want to do short sequences, then CM will be easiest.

Whatever you do, you need to get rid of the string-wrapping-around a drum. It's difficult to calculate the actual speed as the shoot progresses using that. On the end is as fine as on the cart - it's just a matter of preference there.

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Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:52 am
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Post Re: Probably the cheapest motion timelapse possible
thanks for the info..cant wait to build myself a new rig.

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Post Re: Probably the cheapest motion timelapse possible
Anyway you can give us a list of parts and some basic schematics, I want to start simple and this might be what I'm looking for.

Thanks,
Barry


Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:33 am
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Post Re: Probably the cheapest motion timelapse possible
Hey Barry, sure, it´s very simple but it works nicely..actually a few new moves with this setup can be found in this film (most of them at the end): http://www.vimeo.com/13952310

but anyway, the main thing in the lego "module" is called Lego 8878 Power Functions Rechargeable Battery, and it has 7 speeds both directions, this battery is connected to a basic lego motor. different motors are available for different tasks, I used the Electric Technic Mini-Motor 9v and it works well. all about the available motors here: http://www.philohome.com/motors/motorcomp.htm

The motor is attached with an axle to a wormgear that connects to a big gear, on the same axle with the big gear is a smaller one that again connects to another big one...basically works like a clock. I geared the speed down twice(wormgear + 2 big and 1 small gear).

in the behind scenes video at the top you will see how I just made the sidewalls around the gearsystem, attached a string to a dolly and dragged it upon the axle with the last gears.


hope this helps, If you make one please share with me.. thanks

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