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Automatic Multi-Photo Taker (Photobooth Style)

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This is a tutorial on how to program your DSLR camera to take photos photobooth-style. It's a simple Arduino setup that allows you to take continuous photos with 3-second delay intervals. This was built for a college electronics project. A motion sensor detects motion in front of the camera, lights up and shows an LCD that prompts photo-takers to take photos. There are 5 settings in this tutorial - jump shot, single photo, two photos, three photos, and four photos. An HDMI monitor was hooked up in the end to show a live-view screen. 


 
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Step 1: Materials and Equipment

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Many of these items aren't required. Mostly the Arduino parts are necessary, but you'll get to see when we use what as you continue reading. 

Electronics, Hardware, and Other Equipment:
-- Arduino Uno Microcontroller
-- Motion Sensor with PIR (Sparkfun)
-- LCD Keypad Shield
-- Custom Shield
-- Camera (I used a Canon T3i)
-- Remote Switch (I used a Canon Remote Switch RS60 E3. Note that this isn't wireless)
-- Resistors: 10K, 220, 220, 100
-- Arduino Wall Adapter Power Supply
-- Arduino USB Cable (2.0)
-- RGB Controllable LED (Common Anode) 
-- 1N4148 Diode
-- Ultra-miniature, Highly Sensitive SPDT Relay for Signal Circuits (G5V-1 Low Signal Relay)
-- Wires
-- HDMI Monitor
-- Mini HDMI to HDMI Cable
-- Small Circuit Board
-- Box (to contain your setup)
-- Screws and standoffs
-- Plastic Tie Locks
-- Circuit Board Tape

Tools:
-- Soldering Iron
-- Drill Press
-- Screw drivers (plus and minus)
-- Wire cutters
-- Wire strippers
Well, other than the fact that I'm a little OCD about the Canon cap being on upsidedown in the one photo (guess that's just a personal problem ;-) haha!), sounds like a great design! :-D Seriously though, I wish I knew anything about Arduino... I've heard of it but never really knew exactly what it was... That's really cool though how you set that up!
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