Jigsaw madness

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Last night I *finally* finished the Ravensburger 3000 piece jigsaw.  The last five hundred or so pieces of dark leaves were just torture.  Definitely not a good jigsaw pattern.  Still, it'd have to be infinitely better than this 32000-piece monster!  Look how much solid colour there is!  There'd be a couple of thousand pieces of just plain white!!  It'd be enough to drive you mental!

3000-piece Ravensburger Jigsaw
This afternoon as a reward, I did a jigsaw I'd borrowed from someone at work.  This was a 3D picture of the solar system.  Just for fun I setup my iPhone (with GorillaCam) to record a photo every ten seconds (735 photos all up). This time I turned off the auto-lock feature which worked well, although getting a couple of SMSes in the middle still confused it, even managing to completely crash my phone at one point.


This was my setup - a bit of Lego bracing, with rubber bands holding it all in place on top of my tripod (ran out of batteries as well most of the way through, so powered it up for the rest).

Time lapse Lego phone mount


shinydragon said:

Cool entry! Congrats on finally finishing that dastardly puzzle.

I thought the time lapse was especially cool (and hypnotic to watch). You are so fast and methodical at puzzles! One suggestion: Having a picture of the completed puzzle close up.

How did the rubber bands not get in the way of the photos?

April 4, 2011 9:41 AM


Missy said:

Excellent! I know I've asked before, but I forgot how you do the time lapse with your iPhone. And how appropriate that you, YOU, used Legos to make a tripod stand!!!

And I agree with shinydragon, we need a close up of the final product!

April 4, 2011 11:39 AM


Missy said:

P.S. I was in a store the other day that sold puzzle glue so the finished product could be glued together and then framed. You should try that!

April 4, 2011 11:40 AM


Kazza the Blank One said:

The camera on the iPhone is tiny - rubber bands don't have to get in the way :)

I used GorillaCam for the time lapse - you can tell it to take photos every X seconds. Then I use a simple utility called PhotoLapse to put them together into avis.

April 4, 2011 10:44 PM


Missy said:

I was thinking it might be GorillaCam. I don't know PhotoLapse or avis, but I see that there is a PhotoLapse app in iTunes. Thanks for sharing.

April 5, 2011 1:58 AM


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