This is a step by step build guide to making your own intervalometer on the cheap, allowing you to take timelapse footage.The problem:
I filmed timelapse footage before using my CANON A480
compact camera, which was made very easy using CHDK (the canon hack and development kit)
firmware hack. How ever I really wanted the footage to be of higher quality so I wanted to use my Nikon D40.My Solution:
Most low end DSLR's like mine, have an Infrared remote as the sole external trigger. Other cameras may have pre-made wired intervalometers onsale, but these cost hundreds of dollars. Yet the majority of them have IR remote cabability
. This means you can buy a cheap knock off, of your camera's remote and HACK 'IT' UP.