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Timelapse Kit
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The **Public Lab Timelapse Kit**: fight polluters by catching them on film! _Above image via @glennwalquist -- [read more](/notes/glennwalquist/12-04-2016/monitoring-sargent-sand-mining-operation-in-ludington-michigan#c16131)_ A number of folks are working across the Public Lab network to set up cheap #timelapse cameras. Help out and hold polluters accountable! ## How it works It doesn't completely -- yet! We're testing this approach in a few places around the country, and looking to prove it out more. But the basic idea is to point a timelapse camera at a place where you hope to catch pollution happening, to collect evidence and to pressure them to stop. [![Screen_Shot_2017-02-28_at_2.34.17_PM.png](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/019/690/medium/Screen_Shot_2017-02-28_at_2.34.17_PM.png)](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/019/690/original/Screen_Shot_2017-02-28_at_2.34.17_PM.png) (above, timelapse of [blasting at a mountaintop removal site](/notes/LauraChipley/09-18-2015/hacking-trail-cameras-to-document-blasts-on-mountaintop-removal-sites#c16250) via @LauraChipley) This could be used at: * refineries * mine sites * industrial facilities * anywhere you can safely place the camera ## How to help We're collecting well-documented examples of this technique in action, and we need: * great photos of camera setups * example footage * easy instructions on how to share your images ## Questions [questions:timelapse] **** ## Try it out We're organizing meet-ups to assemble kits, test them out, document and install them, so that lots of people have a chance to learn how to do this and spread the word. The basic kit is based on: > $103 (with 16g SD card) [Crenova Trail Camera](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016OASTDY/) - 12 megapixel, 8 AA batteries (note that it's actually 5 megapixels, but it stretches images up to 12, unfortunately) Get in touch (jeff@publiclab.org) to organize a local group to assemble, document, and test, and report back how it goes. **** ## Activities [activities:timelapse] **** **Flyer handouts:** timelapse-kit-card.pdf and 4-up version for printing: timelapse-kit-card-4up.pdf **** [![tmp_15415-IMG_20170214_121228_354-1789056372.jpg](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/019/546/large/tmp_15415-IMG_20170214_121228_354-1789056372.jpg)](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/019/546/original/tmp_15415-IMG_20170214_121228_354-1789056372.jpg) (Above, prototype box mock-up) ...


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Warrenmcdonalid "Helpful " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
StevenSmith "So informative share! " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
xose "Hi @icarito! What we have done with our ANOIAcam in relation to the battery is to open a regular powerbank and extract the lipo battery inside. Pow..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
icarito "Thanks @xose for your input! I've little to no experience with this sort of hacking and am still quite confused with a closing window to order the ..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
warren "(just testing something) [graph:/i/27694.csv] " | Read more » almost 4 years ago
xose "Sorry, yes, the upper right is the solar panel. In relation to the battery needed I really don't know. As we turn it off for 57 minutes every hour,..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
xose "Hi @icarito! In that setup we're using this solar panel to lipo pcb, and from that to the Witty Pi energy manager → https://www.seeedstudio.com/LiP..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
icarito "Thanks xose! I love that setup, it looks so rugged! I've been doing some research on how to power the pi with solar. Is the plaque in the upper ri..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
xose "Hi Icarito. The project we're working with the witty pi energy manager is this. The case was made with a PVC tube and an external solar panel. Af..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
xose "Hi @dailyxeoto!! Here you can find a previous question on the matter with several tips ;D https://publiclab.org/questions/stevie/12-19-2016/advice..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
liz "I would like to discuss some distributed data storage approaches to issues like this. " | Read more » over 4 years ago
warren "Lots of cameras and updates on this thread: https://publiclab.org/notes/LauraChipley/09-18-2015/hacking-trail-cameras-to-document-blasts-on-mountai..." | Read more » almost 5 years ago
warren "Awesome, i added this info to the new activities on configuring Mobius cams: https://publiclab.org/wiki/infragram-point-shoot#Activities Thanks!!! " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
warren "Just found a good video for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWRyZDxtZ1I " | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "Found an online JavaScript based version -- a little rough but maybe it means we can expand this out and do it without installing anything: http://..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "What are you hoping to measure with it? " | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "Here are a couple leads! https://publiclab.org/notes/cristoforetti/06-22-2016/webvalley-2016-improved-compact-spectrometer https://publiclab.org/..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
stevie "Just following up here. I figured it out and posted some instructions here: https://publiclab.org/notes/stevie/06-29-2017/time-lapse-mode-on-the-cr..." | Read more » about 5 years ago
warren "I've just bought a $40 GoPro look-alike that has WiFi, and will be testing it out at the Appalachia Barnraising. We'll check in once we've done thi..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
cherylh "Thanks so much! Very helpful... I can post again once we've figured out which options we're going with. Cheryl " | Read more » over 5 years ago
cherylh "Hi, thanks so much for these helpful responses! I can post again once we've figured out which options we're going with... Cheryl " | Read more » over 5 years ago
lot "Hi! Did you tried FPV Cameras normally used in drones? Depends of the distance, can be very cheap (25$): https://www.banggood.com/FX-FX798T-5_8G-60..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "Hi, Cheryl -- there's a little bit about cell-enabled trail cameras for remote #timelapse monitoring, here: https://publiclab.org/notes/LauraChiple..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
cfastie "Point and shoot cameras typically last a few hours when running on batteries. Trail cameras typically last a few months to a year because they ente..." | Read more » over 5 years ago