HOW TO – Turn a broken digital camera into a time lapse camera

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HOW TO – Turn a broken digital camera into a time lapse camera

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Natetrue writes –

“I must admit I loved my Konica Minolta DiMAGE x50 camera. When the screen broke on it I was very saddened – though I moved on to a customized Kodak V570, I figured the old camera might still be useful.

For a couple of months my old camera sat on my desk, staring into my soul with its beady little lens. I knew it was no good for interactive photography any more since its screen was quite broken.

So what’s the least interactive kind of photography you can get? That’s right! Time lapse!

For those not in the know, time lapse photography constructs a video from pictures taken at long intervals, causing very slow motion to speed up to something appreciable.

Normally you need a very expensive camera and remote timer rig combo to do time lapse photography, but today you will learn how to make one out of a broken digital camera (worthless), a handful of electronic parts ($6), and a few hours of your time (priceless?). “ Thanks Jesse! – Link.

It’s time for related time projects:

  • Time lapse of one week’s worth of art… – Link.
  • Time lapse photos, Sonic Fabric, RFID implants – Link.
  • Portrait of Abraham Lincoln in pennies (time lapse video) – Link.
  • Escargot Grand Prix – DIY Time lapse snail races – Link.
  • Time lapse plants – Link.
  • A time-lapse series of the PVR assembly – Link.
  • More – Link.

6 thoughts on “HOW TO – Turn a broken digital camera into a time lapse camera

  1. mojoVA says:

    I’ve had pretty good luck using a webcam and my laptop to make time lapse videos. Here’s my latest…

  2. jordan314 says:

    cool, but the link to his lucid dreaming mask was even cooler…Thanks for the discovery.

  3. natetrue says:

    Cool video, mojo. It would be cool to see that one backwards, like you’re painting a beard on.

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