This is a fresh experience trying out a moving time lapse. I'll post more as i get more practice in.
It can only really operate at up to 45 degree inclines. It's not strong enough to lift a camera and lens vertically. Even still, I'm happy with its performance at the price range of the components. The servo can be controlled at variable speeds.
For time lapses, it works for everything except for night time timelapses of the stars. It simply can't move slow enough for proper 30 second exposures. How ever, You can easily mount a Celestron Telescope motor to the konova to accomplish this.
Expect to pay just over $100.
Most the components I needed where already in my kit (except for the servo driver). These are worth having and have multiple uses. The following components where used to create this:
-standard 9v battery or large 6v Battery (6v featured in video/image above)
-Servo Pulley. $7.99:
-Continuous Rotation Servo. $14.29:
-Servo Driver. $49.99:
-Variable Friction Arm. Prices Vary:
-Friction arm clamp. $12.50:
-80 lb Fishing, "Spider Wire" (a fishing pal hooked me up with 10ft of line):
-OCZ solid state hard drive mounting bracket (you'll have to drill a few holes to fit your needs) Check out home depot too. There are small plates with pre-drilled holes that could work:
-Two small carabiner clips. $1.29:
-2 light camera bracket mounts that came with z96 LED video lights. (I'm not sure what the are really called)
-1 Sliding closet door wheel (they can be found at Home depot)
-Vari ND filter on the 5d for the timelapse