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The **Public Lab Timelapse Kit**: fight polluters by catching them on film!
_Above image via @glennwalquist -- [read more](/notes/glennwalquist/12-04-2016/monitoring-sargent-sand-mining-operation-in-ludington-michigan#c16131)_
A number of folks are working across the Public Lab network to set up cheap #timelapse cameras. Help out and hold polluters accountable!
## How it works
It doesn't completely -- yet! We're testing this approach in a few places around the country, and looking to prove it out more.
But the basic idea is to point a timelapse camera at a place where you hope to catch pollution happening, to collect evidence and to pressure them to stop.
(above, timelapse of [blasting at a mountaintop removal site](/notes/LauraChipley/09-18-2015/hacking-trail-cameras-to-document-blasts-on-mountaintop-removal-sites#c16250) via @LauraChipley)
This could be used at:
* mine sites
* industrial facilities
* anywhere you can safely place the camera
## How to help
We're collecting well-documented examples of this technique in action, and we need:
* great photos of camera setups
* example footage
* easy instructions on how to share your images
## Try it out
We're organizing meet-ups to assemble kits, test them out, document and install them, so that lots of people have a chance to learn how to do this and spread the word.
The basic kit is based on:
> $103 (with 16g SD card) [Crenova Trail Camera](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016OASTDY/) - 12 megapixel, 8 AA batteries
(note that it's actually 5 megapixels, but it stretches images up to 12, unfortunately)
Get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) to organize a local group to assemble, document, and test, and report back how it goes.
timelapse-kit-card.pdf and 4-up version for printing: timelapse-kit-card-4up.pdf
(Above, prototype box mock-up)