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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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festival "nice post for these articles Govt post " | Read more » about 3 years ago
hengrumay "Hi -- Went through the assembly instructions, briefly got it to work by securing the ribbons with the black bars (instructions not clear) but don't..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
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warren "Hi Sairam, this could be the camera cable getting disconnected, can you try checking all the ribbon cables? " | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "Ok, I'm sorry this is taking so long. I found some command line instructions for Mac OS, the basic issue is that the partition is in a format (ext ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
molangmuir10 "I'm OS Mojave 10.14, this is what comes up on the SD card... " | Read more » over 3 years ago
silentsairam "I could see only 1 partition on my Laptop. OS: Windows 7. Will test with Linux tomorrow and update. " | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "Oh hm..... maybe there's an issue with the drive format! Ugh... i think there should be 2 partitions that show up. But maybe your computer can't re..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
molangmuir10 "Hi @silentsairam I did all of those steps but it didn't work! I think @warren is right - although it is strange that when I test ran it I could dow..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
silentsairam "Hi @warren When I recently tried connecting to Camera Module with RPi, I shows the below message as in image. Is the fault in Camera module or sho..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
silentsairam "Hi @warren @molangmuir10 Connect to the Network as the same with Rpi. Click on Download Images and Videos from SD card. I used San Disk 16GB A1 ..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "Hi, sorry I missed this one too, but glad it worked! I've usually seen it take about five minutes so I was surprised to hear 30m. But also, we copi..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren "Hi! Ok not sure what's happening but it's some issue with the camera software we chose. I'll try to take a look later today but the easiest thing a..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
molangmuir10 "Hey @warren! I did a test using the r-pi to take photos in my room, downloaded the images and it worked fine. I then did a mapping with a school la..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
JohnSteedsRory "For everyone who's on the market for trail cameras and is not sure which to buy then I can highly recommend this article https://www.outeroptics.co..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
molangmuir10 "Hi Bronwen - I posted you the below question because it wasn't working but then after about half an hour the pi wifi connected!! So all good :) Des..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
molangmuir10 " Hi Bronwen, great! I will try this afternoon and let you know! " | Read more » over 3 years ago
Bronwen " Hi @molangmuir10 -- yes! You can get to the software from this page here: https://publiclab.org/wiki/pi-builder Let us know how it goes! FYI, som..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
molangmuir10 " This is great! And so much simpler. I didn't realise they were 'plug-and-play'! I tried to program and configure mine, so I over-wrote your progra..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
baungaard " This is so cool :smiley: " | Read more » over 3 years ago
warren " @molangmuir10 @silentsairam @kayrufty check this out! " | Read more » over 3 years ago
Warrenmcdonalid "Helpful " | Read more » about 4 years ago
StevenSmith "So informative share! " | Read more » about 4 years ago