HOW TO – time lapse video with a graphing calculator

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HOW TO – time lapse video with a graphing calculator


Instructables user yonderknight writes:

I’ve always wanted to make time lapse videos, but I don’t have a camera with an intervalometer feature built in. In fact, I don’t think very many cameras come with such a feature (especially not SLR cameras). So what do you want to do if you want to make time-lapse videos? You can buy a commercial intervalometer (yeah, right). You can check out some instructables and make one yourself out of electronic components, but what if you don’t have the time/skills necessary to build one? You just want something quick and cheap. Well, you can actually use a common TI graphing calculator (I don’t know of any high school student without one of these) and hook it up to any camera with a remote shutter release socket. It’s quite easy, and depending on your camera can require no electronic work at all.

Turn a TI Graphing Calculator into an Intervalometer and Create Time Lapse Videos – Link.

4 thoughts on “HOW TO – time lapse video with a graphing calculator

  1. Mahto says:

    That is a really cool idea!

  2. computerwiz_222 says:

    If you have a Canon Camera, you can use a program called PSRemote to control EVERY aspect of photography including time lapse. It is a great software package!

    This is a cool idea too, graphing calculators are so useful lol

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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