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GoLapse is an easy and economical timelapse system that lets users leave the heavy rails at home.
GoLapse is an easy and economical timelapse system that lets users leave the heavy rails at home.
262 backers pledged $33,054 to help bring this project to life.
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GoLapse is a project designed to allow people to make moving time lapses easily and affordably. If you have ever made a timelapse video, chances are you have looked in to getting a system to move your camera. This can be a great way to add depth to a timelapse, but right now it requires expensive, complicated rail solutions that can cost thousands of dollars and can only move the camera a few feet.

GoLapse is the only timelapse system that allows the camera to act as a trolley, so it lets you say goodbye to lugging heavy rails wherever you go so that you can focus on getting a good shot at a fraction of the price. Who wants to waste time setting up a complicated rig when with GoLapse you can just string a cord between two trees and start shooting? And because you are no longer limited to the usual couple feet of rail, the only limit to how far the camera can go is your creativity. Which means it can go pretty far, I assume.

Want to start making timelapse videos, but don’t have an expensive DSLR? The pocket-sized GoLapse mobile has your smartphone or GoPro covered.
Want to start making timelapse videos, but don’t have an expensive DSLR? The pocket-sized GoLapse mobile has your smartphone or GoPro covered.

Ready to take your night sky timelapses to the next level? Just set your GoLapse on the rail system instead of a cord, and long exposure shots will no longer be an issue.

The rail folds in the center from 48” to just 24” for storage and transport
The rail folds in the center from 48” to just 24” for storage and transport

Weighing in at just 2.1 pounds or 3 pounds with a GoLapse on it, it is now the lightest rail system in the world. It quickly screws onto your tripods, where it can then rotate freely to allow you to easily change the height on either side.

Using the slider on the bottom, GoLapse can be balanced to suit any camera and lens combination.
Using the slider on the bottom, GoLapse can be balanced to suit any camera and lens combination.

GoLapse started as a project that I would just use myself, but now it has the potential to be so much more than that. I have been perfecting GoLapse for two years and it is finally time to bring it to you, but I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t need your help. I hope you will join me in making GoLapse a reality.

  • $10,000: Switch to stronger more awesome aluminum+PLA enclosures for GoLapse units.
  • $15,000: GoLapse compatible rail for night timelapses. 
  • $20,000: Swappable motors, alternate 3.5rpm motor included with every GoLapse.

Risks and challenges

Most KickStarters that fail to deliver do so because they find out after they are already funded that they don't have a way of getting the production prices down far enough to deliver at their original price point. To make sure that doesn't happen here, I have ensured that the GoLapse prototypes could be built at the prices advertised during the campaign using parts available right now, so that nothing is left to chance. I also have multiple suppliers for each part to avoid one part holding up production. I am every bit as committed to making this project a success as I hope you are, and I look forward to working with everyone backing this campaign.

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    Every cent counts! Keep up with the progress of GoLapse

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    Your name printed on the inside battery cover of EVERY GoLapse FOREVER, and my eternal gratitude. It might be very small. Your name, not my gratitude. This is included in all reward tiers.

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    GoLapse Mobile unit in the color of your choice

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    3D Printer Kit: Pre-assembled electronics and 3D files- all you need to 3D print your own GoLapse

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    GoLapse Mobile in the color of your choice with matching 100ft paracord spool

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    GoLapse unit and accessories including 100 ft of paracord on a spool, a mini tripod head, and a cold shoe mount.

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    GoLapse and GoLapse Mobile units in the colors of your choice. Includes accessory pack.

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    GoLapse unit with 48 inch rail system

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    GoLapse unit with 48 inch rail system with accessory pack

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    EVERYTHING PACK: GoLapse, GoLapse Mobile, rail system, and accessories

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