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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 7 2017 9:43 PM UTC +00:00
$2,028
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 7 2017 9:43 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

CAD overview
CAD overview

What is TimeSlider? 

In one sentence; a time lapse motion controlled camera dolly with modular track system; Designed with cutting edge 3D printing and the powerful, open-source platform Arduino. Without equal, TimeSlider fills a gap in every producer’s toolkit. Among TimeSlider’s most unique features is the interlocking high density plastic track system formulated for Water and UV resistance and with a single 16850 1000mAh battery, TimeSlider can operate a camera with intervals between 1 and 60 seconds, in addition to a shutter delay of up to 60 seconds for long exposure time lapse for 3000 images.

Rear Close up and Cables
Rear Close up and Cables

Where to find TimeSlider?

TimeSlider.US

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Music: www.bensound.com

Tracks

Track and Leg overview
Track and Leg overview
  • Straight and curved tracks interlock
  • 24 inch segments for maximum portability
  • Modular tracks; Make a line, make a circle, make a snake; your imagination is the limit.
  • Water and UV resistant High Density plastic tracks support cameras weighting up to 10lbs (5kg) Rain or Shine 
Track Building
Track Building

 Battery

Rear Battery View
Rear Battery View
  • included wall adaptor for 120v use 
  • USB-A cord for use with external power bank Control and Drive system 
  • Stepper motor for precise control up to 1.8 degrees 
  • Arduino Uno, Adafruit Motor shield 
  •  1000mAh Removable and rechargeable battery 

Interface

Interface View
Interface View
  • Two line, sixteen character display with real time step count and overall elapsed time with four directional buttons to control menu items such as motor direction, speed, interval and shutter delay, one system reset button and one system hold button. 
  • 2.5mm modular camera shutter release with 1-60 second interval and/or 0-60 second shutter delay (works with Promaster-style Release Cables). 
  • Open-Source software that can be adapted to any situation.
Bearings
Bearings
  • Self Lubricating Copper bearings with tensioned springs for smooth, tight motion. 
Forward Tension Spring and Internal Cabling
Forward Tension Spring and Internal Cabling
  • Mount on standard 3/8” lightstands or with provided adjustable legs. 
  • Ball joint tripod head with adjustable slide for larger cameras 
Interface View
Interface View

 Why Kickstarter?  

The simple fact is, I needed a tool for production that didn't exist. In my adventure to build a tool for myself, I found there was a desire for my product, and with the help of Kickstarter, I want to share my product with the world. Kickstarter Backers will be the first to receive a special, Limited Edition Kickstarter Green TimeSlider. For those that just want to back this project but aren’t interested in photography, I’m also offered some 3D printed cell phone stands of my own design. Backer will have the option to pick between various colors and or logos for their 3D printed cellphones stands:

Echo Interactive Cellphone Stand - Green
Echo Interactive Cellphone Stand - Green

 

Initial Colors
Initial Colors

 

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges:

This is only the beginning. I want to Share this tool with the world, but I'm only one man with one printer, Currently it takes 24 hours to produce one complete unit.

MDF tracks were used to test manufacturing methods; the final product consists of tracks made from specially formulated high density plastics.

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