I looked at my Homer Simpson Chia Pet Time Lapse tonight and noticed that was ‘allegedly’* the 999th viewer.
A few months back I got a Homer Simpson Chia Pet. Having prior Chia Pet experience on my resume, I already knew that they leak like a siv and i figured painting it would keep the water in. I picked out a nice enamel paint, which was Homer Simpson yellow. The water leaked through the terracotta pot and separated the paint from the pot, which formed as bubbles in the paint. A few modifications later and I got the pot to hold water without leaking at all, and the paint didn’t bubble anymore. Having gone this far, I wanted to make the Chia Pet completely self sustaining. I didn’t want to be watering it at all, I just wanted it to grow.
I figured if I was going to go so far as to get a fish tank pump involved, I needed something more than the satisfaction of watching it grow once. Thats where the photographs come in. I started looking in to time lapse photography a little bit, and I found a few solutions, but nothing that would record for anything more than a few hours at a time. This thing is gonna take 6 weeks to grow. Resetting the camera every three hours doesn’t sound appealing when I already have a fish tank pump keeping Homers head full of water 24 hours a day.
More on that later. Don’t let the suspense keep you awake at night.* I say allegedly because I’m not entirely sure how that number gets updated, but it doesn’t seem to happen in real time. Maybe it does it every few hours or something.