After more than four years of dedication in the design and manufacturing of sliders, and after three years of selling the S1 model, we have received and implemented a number of suggestions that have enabled us to upgrade our product into a new motorized slider with a panning motor: the S2. We have paid attention to every detail, maximizing the product’s quality for better results, without compromising on the finishing and on our commitment to maintain the best prices.
Fluid movements, smooth as butter!
We admit it, fluency and smoothness themselves have been our constant obsession from the beginning, and the results are just like we had anticipated.
Adjustable legs and hooks for tripods
You can fix it at any desired position, thanks to its adjustable legs and hooks for tripods.
With the option to hook tripods on the edges, it’s much more stable than when using a single central tripod.
Interchangeable rails, any size
The S2-Slider includes 50 and 100cm long tube railings so that you can install the best option for your needs. 20mm diameter tubes are also available for purchase at any hardware store, at any desired length. This means that you now can have a slider that would fit in your bag so you can easily take it with you on trips, by adapting any 12V battery to the controller.
The built-in break allows you to lock the slider carriage in the desired point. This comes in handy when you want to carry your slider around without issues.
Tailormade from the finest materials
We have paid attention to every detail, maximizing the product’s quality for better results, without compromising on the finishing. Every part of the S2-Slider is tailormade, from aluminum (for a lighter weight), with an added black anodized coating.
Designed by modules
Assembling your slider for the first time won’t even take you 5min. Everything will be ready in 6 easy steps (Instructions S2).
If you wish to change to manual mode, you just have to unscrew two nuts by hand to disassemble the belt.
Operating the time-lapse mode is really simple. Set a starting and finishing point. Each knob regulates the position of a motor. Next, indicate the number of pictures that you want to take and the time in between shots. The total recording time will appear automatically on the screen.
How to calculate the minimum time between shots (t inter)? The time between shots results from adding up the following times. Remember that the total time is the required minimum but that you can always increase it if your time lapse needs it.
- Moving time: it’s the time that the motors take to move from one position to the next to take a new photo. This time is specifically 0.3s with our S2-Slider.
- Stabilization time: it can be configured from our controller. It is established at 0.7s by default, which is more than enough for your camera to get totally still and for the picture to be perfectly clear without trepidation.
- Exposure time: it’s the time that your camera needs to take a picture.
- Processing time: it’s the time that your camera takes to process each photo. Processing time must be taken into account especially when dealing with long-exposure photography.
Example: if you are working on a night timelapse for which the exposure time is set at 20s and the camera takes 2s to process each photo, you need to choose a t inter of at least 0.3s+0.7s+22s+2s = 25s.
Compatible with any stepper motor
We include adaptors with our controller to make it compatible not only with our sliders and motors, but also with any other stepper motor or DIY slider.
Especially useful for night and long-exposure timelapses.
BYOB (Bring Your Own Battery)
If you have your own battery/power bank or a limited budget you don’t need to spend any more money. Harrope’s controllers work with any brand 12 V external batteries (of at least 2 Amp). If you need assistance choosing the right one you can find some recommendations in our website.
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Tilt Motor & Focus Motor
We are currently working on the design of a tilt and focus motor. This campaign will allow us to keep on working on it and soon they'll be available to purchase.
Includes: S2-Slider + S2-SliderMotor + S2-PanMotor + S2-Controller
First 10 units: 490€ Next 30 units: 590€ Next 100 units: 650€
*We'll send a valid charger according to your country so that you don't need a transformer.
The perfect choice for your DIY motorized slider!
Includes: S2-Controller (+wires + adaptors)
First 10 units: 169€ Next 100 units: 199€
S2-PANMOTOR + S2-CONTROLLER
Includes: S2-PanMotor + S2-Controller
First 10 units: 308€ Next 100 units: 348€
MOTORIZED SLIDER AND CONTROLLER
Includes: S2-Slider + S2-SliderMotor + S2-Controller
First 100 units: 500€
If you already have the S1-Controller and you want to add the pan motor, this is what you're looking for.
First 50 units: 149€
Includes: S2-Slider (100 and 50cm rails)
First 100 units: 199€
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If you want to know more about us or about the S2 product, visit harrope.com (click on the picture below).
Risks and challenges
The only real risk that we can think about is selling way more than what we plan. We've been thinking about the timeline for a long while but... what if we sell much more? We believe that'd be great news and that we just would have to hire more people to help us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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