For most consumers, a small, easy to use point and shoot camera is enough for their day to day needs. Snap a couple of impromptu pictures at a dinner party or at a friends house, upload them to a photo sharing site and your done.
Because these cameras are relatively cheap and small, they seem to be a good solution. Unfortunately, their low price does mean that there are some features that are going to be missing. Perhaps there is just one feature like time lapse photography that you find on the more expensive DSRL models that you wouldn’t mind having access to.
This camera hack isn’t for everyone, especially if you’ve never done anything like this before because once you tear your camera apart, there’s no turning back and you could end up with a broken camera. However, if you have some modding experience, you should be able to add this feature to your device. The full instructional guide is available here and it outlines the necessary steps to add a microcontroller to a Rollei brand camera.
The time lapse photography that this hack enables looks pretty good and basically, the way this works is it powers up the camera, snaps an image, then powers off the camera. After a certain period of time, the cycle will repeat itself. All you need to do is set it up on an object of interest, wait a couple of hours and you should have yourself some good footage.