Jury-rigged kite photography for the crafty among you

Do you have an extra digital camera lying around that you wouldn’t mind sending hundreds of feet in the air? Got a couple hours and a lot of thumbtacks to spare? Well, this DIY project is for you, then. It’s a very complicated way of mechanically triggering your camera while you’re away — say 100 feet down at the end of a long piece of string.

To be honest, I don’t think anybody is going to be recreating this extremely complicated thing exactly, but if it’s already set my bleary mind running on possible alternative mechanisms, you can bet the DIY types will be blasting out a new prototype in an hour or two.

I don’t know why so few (if any) consumer cameras support time-lapse photography, but that would really simplify things. I was sure the Exilim EX-FC100 would have it somewhere, but even that wondercam won’t do it.

[via Lifehacker]