Making time-lapses takes time. And computers have patience. I know, I agree, time lapses should definitely be automated and taken based on information available online. Yes. Yes, I know, it’s way more convenient than leaving a phone somewhere and hoping that the app won’t die (come on apps you can do better than dying after filming for an hour).
One Raspberry Pi, a Camera, and an internet connection later, we have a thing that works and does just that!