If you've seen my past instructables -- you know I'm a big fan of Time Lapse. However, using a miniDV digital video camera makes things quite expensive and the quality isn't quite as high as it would be with a digital camera. For those with nicer cameras with remote triggers - this really isn't too important for you. But for the rest of us with $75 floor model digital cameras, please - step into my office :)
I wanted to do some time lapse of Robot doing the robot -- the response I got was:
I do not do "the robot" I am robot.
Step 1: Parts and Tools
Suitable Screw Driver(s) to partially disassemble your camera
You'll probably want a multimeter or continuity tester
Thin Wire (connectors optional)
12 Volt Power Supply
*For simplicity and to make reproduction easier for everyone else - I used a timer kit. While it's more expensive, it gets the job done and is a fairly decent package as far as adjust ability is concerned. If you want to build you're own - all you really need is an adjustable astable 555 circuit.
I bought my kit from an Orlando based surplus store - but the kit is widely available online. Searching Google for "MK111" yields a bunch of results for the very same kit I used.