Archive for the ‘Photo’ Category


Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

The next time you wish to take a random photoshoot with one of these phones, do make a note that they are Arduino powered! The makers Chris Bell, Liangjie Xia, and Mike Kelberman built the Rotobooth as part of Twilio’s Photohack Day 2 event designed to showcase Twilio’s cloud computing capabilities.

When users lift the handset and dial their digits, an Arduino (you just knew there’d be one involved didn’t you?) takes in the information and then initiates the camera.

Four photos are taken — just like a photo booth — and they are sent to a Mac Mini. The photos are resized, watermarked and uploaded to Flickr. The photo links are then texted to your phone using Twilio.

If you decide not to enter your number just dial “0” and one photo is taken and is uploaded to

Now just dial your number on the Rotobooth’s rotary dial and once your photo is taken, the shot is uploaded to Flickr and you are texted with the link.


TriggerTrap, The Universal Camera Trigger

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

TriggerTrap, is a very interesting product developed by Ziah Fogel & Haje Jan Kamps. Arduino-based & open-source, is now on preorder. What does it do? (Watch Video)

(With TriggerTrap) your camera will be easily controlled in a number of ways either by sound, by breaking a laser beam, time or any other method you can think of using its built in a Aux port.

TriggerTrap comes in the well designed, finished product and with the TT Shield (75$). More info soon.

via [GeekyGadgets] source [TriggerTrap]

Fluid Fantasy Brings The Galaxy In Your Sink

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011


[Kim Pimmel] – which you may remember from the LightDrive Project – made a nice animation made out on bubbles & ferrofluid liquid.

I combined everyday soap bubbles with exotic ferrofluid liquid to create an eerie tale, using macro lenses and time lapse techniques. Black ferrofluid and dye race through bubble structures, drawn through by the invisible forces of capillary action and magnetism.

Time-lapse sequences: Nikon D90, Nikkor 60mm macro lens and custom built intervalometer. 
Motion-control: Arduino driven scanner platform and mirror rigs
Score: Ableton Live

via [WiredUK] source [Vimeo]

A Wall of 250 Canon Cameras Flashing Their Lights In A Matrix

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Japanese band Androp realized for it’s latest single “Bright Siren” a 250 Flash light-based interactive Matrix.

Japan musicians Androp built a backdrop of 250 Canon cameras and programmed all their flashes to fire off in a sort of digital stop-motion screen.

The “Making of” after the break.


Light Drive: Light Painting With Arduino

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

[Kim Pimmel] made nice light-painting stop-motion animations using an Arduino Bluetooth, Processing and some post-production.

The video is stop motion, so every frame is an individually shot photograph. Each photograph is a long exposure photo, with exposures reaching up to 20 seconds in some cases.

To control the lights, I used an Arduino controlled via bluetooth to drive a stepper motor. The stepper motor controls the movements of the lights remotely from Processing.

via [Pimmel’s Vimeo] more on [Flickr]

Arduino As A Remote Shutter Release For RICOH Cameras

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Yet another arduino-based camera trigger, posted from [tObY!].

Some time ago I bought a RICOH GR III camera. Since I didn’t want to pay the amount for the CA-1 remote, I did a little research how this thing works. Soon I came up with Muttyan’s home page. This gives a detailed description of the CA-1’s internals and how it works. Good job, there you’ll find everything you need!

Basically a button half press, a full press and a release are signaled with three different patterns to the camera via its USB connection. No “real” USB protocol is used, just pulsing the USB +5V supply line. Emulating these pulses is an easy job with an Arduino board, so I did a quick proof of concept.

via [], electronics know-how of RICOH cameras [Mattyan]

OpenMoco strikes again: the DollyShield

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Some time ago I headed in one of the most complete DIY photo/cinema solutions for low-budget productions, the OpenMoco. It seems they spent some time in prototyping a brand new shield:

The DollyShield is an adaptation of the Arduino Motor Shield v3 that provides directional PWM control of two DC motors, at up to 1A of current each.  In addition to the motor drivers, it also provides a stereo plug with dual opto-coupled outputs for direct camera control, a 2×16 LCD, five user input buttons, and four auxilliary inputs or outputs through two stereo jacks.  It is designed to provide an inexpensive and easy-to-use interface for two-axis motion control integrated with a camera.

more info after the break


Panoboter – 2 servos, more than 1300 lines of code

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Arduino forum [mhemhe] shared on [] a very peculiar creation: the Panoboter,

a  lightwight robot for spheric and multirow panorama for a dslr camera. I’m using one arduino mini pro as main controller and for controlling and drive the servo a pololu servo controller.

Congratulation for the work and effort, and sucha good detailed internet page to take not of it!

more info after the break


Digital camera control using Arduino USB Host Shield

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

nice (and deep) intro to Arduino driving Cameras via USB.

I’m starting new series of articles describing exciting field of digital camera control. In modern cameras, USB port can be used not only for transferring images to a PC, but also for sending control commands to the camera. It is often possible to send commands which “press” the shutter button, modify shutter and aperture values, some cameras are even capable of doing focus control. At the same time, new shooting techniques, such as HDR and stacked focus, require that a photographer makes several shots, slightly modifying one or several shooting parameters from shot to shot. Even age-old time lapse technique could use some automation. Since camera manufacturers are, as always slow to implement there cool features, Arduino comes to the rescue.

via [CircuitAtHome]

Photoduino: custom camera-cotroller shield

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

[Nelaco] posted some pics of his photoduino. more after the break.