Archive for the ‘Photo’ Category

Intervaluino, time-lapse lovers tool

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

If you have to chance to test it, give it a try. One of the most useful uses of arduino turning a common camera in a cinema tool.

I call it Intervaluino, and it does exactly what I want him to do: Tell my Canon EOS 400D to take pictures at regular intervals. Wanna build one yourself? Please follow me.

you’ll  need:

  • 1 Arduino (I used the Diecimila model) -
  • 3x 100 ohm resistors
  • 1x 10k ohm resistor
  • 2 x 5V reed relays (NO = normally open)
  • 1 x push button of your choosing
  • 1 x 2.5mm male stereo jack
  • 1 x 80 x 50 mm strip board
    (alternatively: bread board or Arduino protoshield)
  • Assorted wires
  • Arduino USB cable
  • Arduino AC adapter OR Arduino 9V battery pack
  • Basic electronic tools to cut and de-isolate wires and to solder components (if you use a strip board), maybe a multimeter to test connections
  • A nice box
  • 20 cm of thin steel cable (used as a loop to attach the Intervaluino to the tripod)

via [theHoneyJar]

OpenMoco [Open-Source Photographic Motion-Control]

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

[drone] about OpenMoco

It may not be obvious from the surface, but the project has really taken off.  If you pick up this month’s copy of Wired, the fetish photo was shot using the OpenMoco system, I have worked directly with that photographer to help him build a system based around OpenMoco to solve many of his studio needs.  Jay Burlage (of HDR and ‘milapse’ notoriety) joined me in the project a few months back, and has really helped increase the traction of the project with both pro and amateur shooters.

OpenMoco is one of the more complete solutions of DIY cinema/photography. A lot of informations can be found on the site (video after the break)

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Control your DSLR with a Nintendo DS

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Techincally, this is one of the reason Arduino was created: helping prototype new users interfaces; openSource.

Here’s the Nintendo DS DSLR Trigger. Arduino Based (or, at least programmed. It’s based on Atmega 168) + Open Source Applications on Ninetndo DS.

via [MAKE] [OpenCameraControl]

PanoDuino, 360° automated panohead

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Incredible 360 photos from Flickr user philwarner who built this PanoDuino automated panohead. It’s amazing how different photographers ([…[ 2 of these in the Netherlands, 1 in France, 2 in Texas and another in Singapore[...]) are all leading to a common project. [Greg] in Canada is designing his own mechanics in CAD and fabricating them in his machine shop. I think it will be operated using the Papywizard software. He’s getting close to having a working rig.

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ArduCamera, the Arduino Digicam

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Flickr user arms22 built this neat Arduino-based camera, including a LS20031 GPS receiver and a C328 640×480 camera module, with a SD card to store images.

Make contributor John Baichtal posted a wonderful project from arms22. He has taken very nice picture of his own version of previous jarv’s Arduino Camera Geotagger.

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Build a High-Speed Laser-Triggered Photography Rig to Capture Split Second Exposures

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Interesting photo rig from belgian photographer fotoopa (which, we hear, as “foto opa,” means something like “photo grandpa” in Dutch).

Those tho arms have infrared lasers which act as a trigger for the shutter. With such a rig wou can’t miss the right moment to tak ethe picture. You can visit this link below to see his technical schematics and diagrams, along with photos of him constructing the rig. If you have no intention of building such an elaborate rig, we’d still suggest taking a peek at his galleries.

 You can view his insect gallery here and his water droplets gallery here.


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