I'd completely forgotten about the funny little attachment I'd built for doing the actual time lapse. I'd been planning a 4x4 trip into central australia and left my run a bit late to buy an AC to DC power supply for my camera. I rang every store in Melbourne but any that could get one would be up to 14 days. So stressing my head off I went and bought waaaay too many AAA rechargeable batteries with the plan of using them in my Ricoh GRD camera, and charging them off an inverter so I could do a time lapse of my entire driving trip through the desert. But in testing I could only get about 1.5hrs per set of batteries. Which meant pulling the camera off the mount in the car and changing the frame too many times for a smooth video.
What to do?????
I know! I'll build one!!!