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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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dswenson "Following an initial brief posting in early December (cold snap conditions), I re-posted the camera the third week in February attempting to preced..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
glennwalquist "@tayreed Thank-you for getting back to me regarding this subject and your thoughts on it. I think that any data that approximates the quantity of..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "This looks great, thank you for sharing! How long has it been out there, and do you have a sense of the battery life? How often are you shooting? ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
marlokeno "Hi- If your growing seeds inside, one of the favorites of botanists is brassica rapa, which has lots of cultivars, such as bok choy. It was one of ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
ottinger "To give credit where credit is due: Shenango Channel was developed by the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with Allegheny..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
xose "Hi, there! we're actually working in a open trail cam using initially raspberry pi an motion detection. I was swimming a little through the net and..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
LauraChipley "For some reason the price shot up $100 since we bought it! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "The Moultrie I found here for $200: " | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Oh wow, so the video was actually transmitted remotely? I see the Covert Code camera available for $320:" | Read more » over 6 years ago
LauraChipley "The video above was taken with a Covert Code Black AT&T Camera Right now we have a Moultrie Game Spy M-990i Gen 2 deployed, as there is no cell..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "which trail camera did you end up using? " | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "awesome! @stevie check this out! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
LauraChipley "Hi all - I'm still waiting to get the images from one of the cams deployed in WV (set on time lapse & saving to SD card). Here's a link to a ti..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
tayreed "@glennwalquist Hey Glenn, Ah, I'm struggling to come up with options for analysis of Sargent's operations. The only thing I can think of is lands..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
liz "Chris' answer is great. I was also going to write in about radish seeds specifically, and generally the need for warmth to signal seeds to sprout. ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
cfastie "Try radish. They are easy to find as garden seeds this time of year. Other mustards are probably good too (cabbage, arugula, any mustard green). Bu..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "My chia seeds are taking a while; I really like the idea of testing the camera out with sprouts, because a) it's pretty neat to see in timelapse b..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
mathew "done! " | Read more » over 6 years ago
liz "@warren i'm not sure if any of the Shenango Channel contributors have Public Lab usernames. Glad you are building bridges between these kindred but..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Also talking with a bunch of the folks who've been working on this and wanted to add a link to this customized version focused on Bay Area: http:/..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Hi, i know it's been a while, but curious how this has gone? I was wondering if it'd be possible to trigger a trail camera by flashing an LED in fr..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Hi, Mathew, mind if I retitle this "Use a rubber band and knotted string to trigger a camera"? " | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "Also glad to hear the trail cam arrived. Please take some good pictures of the setup if possible -- and it's probably a good idea to try an indoor ..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
warren "I love the idea of a Dylos synced with a timelapse. We've been working on timelapse stuff over at the photo monitoring page and are also talking wi..." | Read more » over 6 years ago