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   29.07.2018 - Years later, 4 years in 16 seconds

Today the camera has died.
More precisely, i opened it up for the yearly battery replacement and photo download, and once it was put back together the error light kept lighting up.
Turns out the card in it was no longer writeable.

Gonna try to replace it some time this week, meanwhile i feel like it's the right time to post the footage collected so far.

Here is it a noon every day. The best part of it i how the trees poof in blossom suddenly.

Timelapse: 4 years of apples, centered at noon
 Poof, blossom

And here is the same closer to evening. You can actually see how the sun's elevation change as the times of the year go by.
The jitter in the sun represents the jitter in the camera's onboard clock.

Timelapse: 4 years of apples, sun motion
 Sun bobs up, sun bobs down

So, how was it performing?
The batteries tend to last about 9 months, after which it starts losing frames at night.
The clock on it is a bit erratic and have drifted almost a full day over 4 years. Fortunately the drift is consistent so i can correct for it in post processing.
The sensor shows it's age, being 640x480 in the days of 4K being the norm and HD being the expected minimum.

All in all, i'm facing with a hard choice: Add more batteries so it'll last 5 years, or add a better sensor as well, and have to keep replacing the batteries every year...?

My vote goes for a better sensor!
03.11.2018 11:54 - Paco

what is the value of capicitors C4 and C5 thank you
14.09.2016 22:43 - noah

Hey Nelson, you `have been trying` and yet want `exactly the parts used`. That doesn`t sound like trying but rather cloning aka mass production clone attempt.

I wouldn`t see any reason as to why you would need the exact parts provided if you really would have tried that yourself.
04.05.2016 13:08 - not_nelson

I have been trying to do the same thing that your doing for a while now can you please provide exactly the parts you use
27.04.2016 00:57 - Nelson

It's on the download page since a while ago. I guess i should have mentioned it in some visible place.
26.02.2015 02:26 - Artlav

Any news on when the firmware will be ready to download? I have a building project at work (a new school) that I'd like to film with a year long time lapse...
25.02.2015 02:13 - Darren Jones

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24.12.2014 23:48 - Artlav

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24.12.2014 23:10 - Alex

Certainly, once i'm sure it is working reliably.
23.12.2014 12:35 - Artlav

will you make the code available?
23.12.2014 03:26 - erik

That would be "Ether" from Youtube audio library.
22.12.2014 19:50 - Artlav

Cool project -- whats the music on the Moscow time-lapse? Fits very well with the video.

22.12.2014 19:25 - Bob

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