How to build a Raspberry Pi Time-Lapse Rig

So a while ago, I made a ‘flight-recorder’ for one of my curiosities. It hung from the ceiling and recorded a time-lapse; the fate of a plant as it resided within a ‘Marsarium’ with simulated martian soil and atmosphere. It also displayed a video loop alongside the marsarium, giving visitors a quick overview of the entire ‘mission’.

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