Whether you're taking great pictures with your smart phone camera or just a simple point-and-shoot, here's how to make a sturdy time lapse enclosure rig for your smartphone.
This rig was originally created with smart phones in mind, but with the size of point-and-shoot cameras these days, your regular camera would fit just fine (especially if you built it to size). It isn't completely waterproof, and as such probably wouldn't survive a monsoon, but it should keep your phone clean, safe and dry through normal weather conditions as well, so you can just set it and forget it. All you really need is two pieces of plexiglass, a bit of wood, and a small tripod. Hit the link to see how it's built, and check out the video below to see an example of what you can create with it.
Time Lapse Enclosure for Smartphones [Instructables]