Step 5: Final test and limitations
Ice melting is boring, so I made sure it was a quick frame rate.
What can you use this for?
Ok, so you get what you pay for sometimes. If you went with a manufactured intervalometer, you would get a accurate interval setting. This isn't quite so accurate unless you put a knob on it or something. There is also another slight problem. The camera counts away or a desired length, the "off" time, and then fires off the shutter, the "on" time. It seems that this "on" time can sometimes be too short for the camera to register. Because of this, it sometimes misses pictures. As long as this happens not too often, no big deal I guess. There has to be a solution to this in the circuit that can extend the output pulse, but it's way over my head. I welcome your help on this problem.
Also the buttons don't work while the circuit is on. It would be nice to focus or take extra pictures while the timer is running. Any ideas on that are welcome too.