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    Yeah, LOL, I'd make one myself but for the fact I have zero experience with that kind of thing. Though I'd love to learn.

    I might consider that, though. I assume it'd be possible to give it an AC power source? Maybe even the option of using batteries or AC power? How do you select a delay? There's no readout or anything to show you what you're at. Sometimes very precise timing can be important. For example, if I want to take a picture of something under my lights every 24 hours, but accidentally have it at 23.5 hours, I might eventually end up taking pictures when the lights are off, before they come on.

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    awesome video! Nice quality!

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    Thanks, Devon.

    And I forgot to answer that, seedjar: I think my tripod was a solid $5.99. LOL. The tripod I used in this one, at least. I used a Gorillapod for the Drosera capensis one I posted, which I'd say is a nice tripod. I guess it's just because I set it and left the room for an hour or whatever - didnt' really give it the opportunity to jiggle. ;p

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    It wouldn't be hard to add a display with a readout by setting the timer to pulse quickly and then using another chip to count 100 short pulses (or any multiple of pulses for that matter) before triggering the shutter. You'd have to wait a moment after adjusting the time so that another circuit could clock the short pulses and figure out what effective speed it's set to, but it's totally doable with cheap parts. Switching between AC and battery power is also easy. If you wanted to be really flexible it could be done with a programmable digital chip which would give you lots more options and likely improve battery life, it'd just be slightly more expensive than analog parts. In fact, it appears someone has already implemented such a thing on my favorite prefab microcomputer board: http://www.sporez.com/honeyjar/?p=347
    Doesn't appear to have a display, but adding one is child's play with something as richly featured as the Arduino.
    Hmm... honeyjar... could there perhaps be a relation...?
    ~Joe

    PS - If, as the blog says, the cheapest digital intervalometers are $140, I can definitely do it cheaper. Much cheaper.
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