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Timelapse Kit

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](]( (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]( - 12 megapixel, 8 AA batteries (note that it's actually 5 megapixels, but it stretches images up to 12, unfortunately) Get in touch ( 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](]( (Above, prototype box mock-up) ...

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Giovanni1983 "Hi cfastie, I'm newbie here so I hope my comment will be soon read, even if posted on an old discussion. I also apologize in advance for all the la..." | Read more » over 8 years ago
patcoyle "Thanks Chris. Your comment led me to a solution. Link to the Mac software is at: I didn't actu..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
cfastie "Pat, It sounds like you are not using a very handy program to select the configuration settings for the Mobius. There is a good one for Windows (mS..." | Read more » almost 9 years ago
mercyorangi "@amysoyka, thats a very good suggestion right there! Will definitely incorporate the feature within the next 2 updates, much appreciated! @xvidun,..." | Read more » about 9 years ago
warren "Vidun - that would be excellent, that's the idea to link up the two. I did some tests here:" | Read more » about 9 years ago
xvidun "This looks exciting!! did you do any actual field test? I'm going to test this against my work. thanks! " | Read more » about 9 years ago
warren "Thanks, Mercy, this is great. You should link to this page from here: so people can find it! Also feel free to..." | Read more » about 9 years ago
amysoyka "Are you going to add a locate my phone feature, like Google Latitude, so that people can ping their phones if the wind carries it off...? " | Read more » about 9 years ago
cfastie "In fact it was just one dirt road, State Route 8, the Denali Highway. 135 miles of dust. " | Read more » about 10 years ago
warren ":-) you would've gotten there a lot faster if you hadn't pulled over so often! You drive a lot of dirt roads!! " | Read more » about 10 years ago
warren "Hi, Chris - i copied this down from YouTube but the version I got was a bit pixellated. Any way you could post the original so we can reduce copyin..." | Read more » over 10 years ago
donblair "This is AMAZING. Am I seeing changes in individual plant photosynthesis levels when it passes in and out of shadow, or am I projecting? Really go..." | Read more » over 10 years ago
warren "this will go great with a bit of Philip Glass-style sountrack... :-) " | Read more » over 10 years ago
cfastie "Here is the one I got for Rosco and also a test to see if Jeff has implemented markdown in note comments. This one mimics two AA batteries and sho..." | Read more » over 10 years ago
donblair "GORGEOUS. Do you have a link to those AC adapters that fit in the battery compartment? Any idea what models of Canons they'd fit? Brilliant find...." | Read more » over 10 years ago
mathew "Nice! i find my beans won't twine around poles that are smooth, they'll only twine around the textured bark of sticks or rope, preferably manila or..." | Read more » over 10 years ago
warren "I'm curious - does it do individual SIFT matching of each pair, or does it find the relationship and then adjust all pictures according to the same..." | Read more » about 11 years ago
warren "Wow this is fantastic, Ned. " | Read more » about 11 years ago