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Hacking an old digital camera to take time-lapse picture sequences is fun and easy. All you need is some basic electronics skills and a little bit of ...
You will need: 1 - digital camera 1 - small 2-pin socket 1 - 5V relay 1 - Arduino (or other micro controller)
Carefully open the case. Be sure not to break or unplug anything.
Locate the button you press to take a picture. Notice the little metal tabs to each side of it. Begin connecting these tabs with a short piece of wire...
Once you determine which two pins will take a picture when connected, connect a wire to each pin. Then connect these two wires to your socket. It is i...
Carefully glue the socket in place. Make sure not to glue down anything that should not be. Also, don't get glue in the socket.
Yes, close the case. If you have done everything right it should close and you should still be able to get to your socket to plug wires into them.
Take your relay and solder wires to each pin. The color doesn't matter too much.
Now is the time to plug it all in. Plug the relay coil pins to Pin 7 of the Arduino and ground on the Arduino. The relay coil pins are the two pins ...
Now is time to program the Arduino and test your setup.Follows is my code:/* Time-Lapse Camera Controller------------------ *Hits a camera shutter at ...
Take a couple of pictures in sequence and see that it works.
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Posted:Feb 5, 2008
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