[hackspacebristol] To all the time laps photographers out there!!!

matthew venn matt at mattvenn.net
Sun Dec 1 14:32:54 UTC 2013

I've done some, and Barney and John have lots more experience than me.
I typically use a webcam and a python script running on a raspberry pi. Or
I use my canon camera with the chdk firmware that can run timelapse scripts.

We did this with a stepper motor and stepper drive, raspi and an hd webcam:

I did this with a £5 webcam and a raspberry pi:

I use fswebcam on the pi, and an example python script is here:

Doing a motorised dolly is pretty straightforward for a simple/cheap
version. A motor, some string and a skateboard is all that's required on
the hardware front.

Instructables have loads of howtos:

Hope that helps,

On 30 November 2013 23:21, Lukasz <lucas.sznajder at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Hackers,
> Is there anybody out there doing time-laps photography? Is anyone
> developing something like a motorised dolly, timer hardware, smart phone
> apps? Has anyone seen some cool examples or has any experience with it, any
> cool time laps videos to share? I am trying to develop something myself but
> have very little experience, never used any fancy hardware and would like
> to find more people out there with a similar interest.
> Lucas
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Matthew Venn
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