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2013 Winter Storm Nemo time-lapse with homemade camera timer 

Crude Macgyver-style camera timer used to make a time-lapse video.

Decided to do a time lapse movie of this storm last minute (day of the storm). By then it was too late to order a timer release and the stores closed early. But I was determined to capture it somehow...

Tried several things: started out with an analog circuit using my old Radio Shack 160-in-One electronics kit. There was some success, but I couldn't get the circuit to repeat itself. I then investigated serial or USB output from a PC but abandoned that plan. Didn't think about a camera firmware hack, but I probably wouldn't have risked bricking my old trusty 20D.

I decided on this water timer, thinking it would be fun to do and get the job done. It took me longer than expected. I originally had a fixed popsicle stick striking the button on the cable release (you can see it on the side of the lever), but c


Added: Feb-10-2013 Occurred On: Feb-8-2013
By: DustyD
Tags: blizzard, nemo, timelapse, cable release, photography, macgyver
Location: Concord, Massachusetts, United States (load item map)
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