It’s my first post in English on this blog, just to get to the broader English crowd of the maker world. I’ll present my latest project, the fifth iteration in my quest to create a remote control for my DSLR.
There’s a night-mode, where all the LCD turns red, useful for astro-photography, when you need to be able to look at it without compromising your acquired night vision. The interface is limited to a single rotary knob you can push to validate your choices. It remains easy and intuitive to use even when it’s minus 20°C and it’s pitch black. The output is a standard 3.5mm stereo jack, you can use different cables to control different brand of DSLRs.
MiniCom, an arduino lcd DSLR remote control - [Link]
This is the eagerly awaited 3.0 version of Photoduino. Photoduino is an open source camera controller based on the Arduino platform which you can use to automatically take pictures with your DSLR camera.
It serves as technical support for shooting high speed photos but you can also use it as an intervalometer to make Timelapse videos or for animals and insects photography.
Photoduino is an electronic circuit that is placed on an Arduino board as a Shield taking all the inputs, outputs and power pins. It has all the necessary electronic components and connectors for connecting the camera, flashes and sensors. You can control the shutter and camera autofocus, and you can also trigger two flashes. It also has a sound sensor, a shock/impact sensor and a laser or infrared barrier that can be used to take pictures when you register an event on any of the sensors. The configuration is done entirely through a small LCD screen using only two buttons, so it works independently without the need for a computer (except for firmware updates).
This system currently supports a wide range of DSLR cameras with a remote shutter cable connector.
Both hardware and firmware are completely open (like the Arduino platform on which it is based) and it is released under an open license.
Photoduino – The opensource camera controller based on Arduino - [Link]
So I came up with an idea of Cannon DSLR remote control. They are relatively cheap to buy on ebay, or other local online auction sites like allegro.pl here in Poland. But I wanted to build something by my self. As a complete amateur I wanted to make something small, and simple, thus DIY IR remote control for my camera was born. The protocol was reverse engineered by some smart people over the internet, so all I needed to do was to design the PCB, solder the stuff together, write a program and flash it.
Canon IR Remote - [Link]
RGB LCD Arduino Intervalometer @ The Custom Geek. [via]
I am getting ready to sell some kits and wanted a good way to photograph the assembly without fumbling around trying to hold a camera in one hand and a project in the other. The answer? An intervalometer. A device that can send an IR signal to my Nikon, triggering the shutter. The video above explains all of the features including; automatic delay calculation, auto stop, multiple LCD and LED feedback options, Li-Po charging, FTDI headers, and manual control via button or plug-in foot switch.
This project will work with most Nikon DSLR cameras without changing anything, but can easily be adapted to work with Canon, Sony, or any camera that will accept an IR remote.
RGB LCD Arduino Intervalometer - [Link]
- No power supply needed: The circuit “steals” in the operating current (only 10µA at 5V and 2.5µA at 3.3V) from the signal lines of the camera
- Interval adjustable from 0.4 seconds to about 18 minutes
- No controls, setting of the intervall via “teach-in” from the camera
- Ultra-portable: the circuitry fits into the housing of a 2.5mm stereo plug
- Component cost: 87 ct (July 2010)
Intervall Timer for Nikon and Canon DSLR - [Link]
theiphoneguru.net writes: [via]
In this tutorial we’ll explore creating a home made IR trigger capable of firing your DSLR camera out of just a couple bucks worth of parts. Then we’ll show you how to use an iPhone app called DSLR.bot to trigger your camera, record GPS locations, shoot timelapse sequences and more.
Turn Your iOS Device into a DSLR Remote – [Link]
Randy writes: [via]
I needed a foot switch for my DSLR camera so that I could take hands-free pictures. On a long-shot, I went down to the local Radioshack to see if they had one. As expected, they didn’t have any camera foot switches, but I did luck out that they had all the parts necessary to build my own. Here is how to throw together a 5-minute camera foot switch with easily obtainable parts from Radioshack.
5-Minute Camera Foot Switch – [Link]
Randy Sarafan writes: [via]
I decided to make a quality DIY intervalometer for my DSLR Pentax camera. This intervalometer should work with most major brands of DSLR cameras such as Nikons and Canons. It works by triggering the shutter using the camera’s remote trigger port. It can also auto-focus before each shot if so desired (or toggle this on or off at any time). The brains of this intervalometer is an Arduino chip. It may seem very complicated at first glance, but is actually a simple circuit and not that hard to make.
Pentax intervalometer - [Link]
This is a great how-to on building a GPS system for your DSLR camera. The pictures are tagged with the exact GPS coordinates for later reference. Nice work!
This version eliminates the need for the expensive MC-35 and even the special 10-pin connector. I’ve opted for a quick GPS receiver and encased everything in a small black box with a flash shoe mount. Because it is powered through the camera’s power source, a switch on the side of the box turns off the GPS. Version 3 should include a battery, rechargeable through a USB connection. [via]
DIY – GPS Camera attachment - [Link]