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wanna make a little timelapse cam

hi guys .
I wanna build a camera to see my plants near windows growing.

I have a Phone camera from an old broken android phone. Cam works . I want to plug it into some electronic stuff and hopefully make a timelapse cam out of it. The logic behind is simple . The cam will take pics in at specified times then shuts itself down to battery-save. I also want it to be able to work with solar power . What do i need?
Where can i assembly the camera. do i need a motherboard for it ? Micro SD card would be good for pics.

This 1v solar cell is weak but i can think of buying one if the idea is possible.

2020-05-07 18_43_37-Window.jpgthis is the cam i have. its 5MP fair cam if i'll succeed to get it plugged .


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It's unlikely that you can use that camera as the pinout is unknown (I think).

I did this a few years ago using an old samsung camera similar to this,
Along with a pic chip and a servo to operate it. These days you'd probably use an Arduino.

Edit, if I was going to do it today I'd use my cannon DSLR and use the Arduino IR library to trigger it.
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