Nikon D40 Question

I was reading this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-TI-Graphing-Calculator-into-an-Intervalomet/ and I was wondering if any has tried this on a Nikon D40. I don't have the link cable but I am sure I could find one at a Futureshop or Staples. I have a cable that hooks up to the computer and then my camera but it is looking like the cable might be to small. The port that looks like it might be the one, is the one above the USB port, underneath the hatch.Sorry if I am to vague, I would be glad to re-word it if you need me to.

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Nikon D3000- Is it any good?

Hello All i wanna get my lil sis a SLR camera forher birthday, dont wanna drop too much. Has any one got a Nikon D3000? If so what does everyone think about it? Are there any better ones at that price point?

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Does Anyone Know Any Video Tutorials For Nikon D7000?

Well the title kind of says it all: i am looking for any FREE online videos (tutorials) about Nikon D7000

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NIKON COOLPIX L3 as a web cam?

Is there any way to turn my NIKON COOLPIX L3 into a webcam?

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Nikon D60 Grip with shutter release?

I have a Targus D60 grip with vertical shutter release for my D60, is there a way to make the shutter button physically trigger the camera instead of IR? There is a set of contacts in the Battery Box, are any connected to the shutter?

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Help! Flash/fiber optic wire question

Help help! I was following the instructions at http://tutorialgeek.blogspot.com/2010/11/fix-flash-on-nikon-d70-dslr.html to fix a flash on a camera I got on ebay. All was going great until the black wire came out. I tried putting it back in and got a terrible shock, and the flash no longer worked. So I thought it was a grounding wire. I tried to strip it and put it back in its little holes, but it did NOT want to strip. Downloading the service manual later showed me that it didn't want to strip because it's really fiber optics in there. In trying to fix it some more, I got shocked a few more times, pretty strongly (with the battery out, even). I'm not sure if I've fried a component or not, but at least nothing smells bad. I'd like to try to put a new fiber optic wire in there, but I have no idea where to find one. Can anyone help me? The gauge of the wire is pretty standard for small electronics. Please let me know!! Susan

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Problems with Nikon D7000 Continuous Shooting?

When I put my camera on shutter priority and continuous high, the camera takes the pictures but the images come out VERY VERY dark I haven't changed any settings in the camera (I have the same problem in continuous low option as well) what is the problem? am i missing something? is there a trick? what should I do? p.s. i am unable to do burst shooting when the (built in) flash is on (is this normal?)

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Nikon D3100 error press shutter release button again

My camera shutter is stuck weirdly. Im posting some pictures please any leads to fix it up?

Question by FahadJ15   |  last reply


How to repair autofocus on Nikon D40?

Hello - I have a Nikon D40 with two lenses. The auto-focus works on one lens, but not the other. Suggestions I've already tried are to clean the lens thoroughly and clean the contact points. I'm not sure if I cleaned the contact points correctly, and I'd really like to know if anyone else has had this problem and been able to fix it. Thanks!

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Which DSLR camera would you suggest, Nikon or Canon?

I'm thinking of purchasing a new camera so I just would like some input which one's better and what's the special features.

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Mountain & Outdoor Photography

Photography is a passion of ours! We enjoy sharing our moments we capture in the field with people who enjoy photography.   Below are a few links of our work, as well as the settings used to capture this photo. We hope you enjoy, share and comment.   500px https://500px.com/ridgelinehuntingproductions Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/RidgelinePhotos/

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I would like to know if the screen on a NIKON Coolpux camera can be replaced, it is scratched?

The screen has marks where pressure was applied to the screen.

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outreach?

Ken Rockwell makes some of the best Nikon D50 camera reviews I've seen. For example:http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d50/d50-settings.htmWho does outreach now?

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Film holders are not recognized - Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED Answered

Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED I've been using for 6 years nearly every day now refuses to recognize the film holder._________It says, "No film holder detected. Try to clean the square holes at the front side of the film holder and if this doesn't work, try another holder." _____________ I tried all: cleaned all holders, opened the scanner and cleaned it from dust; restarted the computer; turned the scanner off/on/off/on with 5 min intervals. Nothing helped. ______ Then I tried another program - Viewscan. It also said, "Insert the film holder" while it was already inserted.______   Who knows what might it mean? That the scanner grew too old?

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NEED HELP DESIGN ADAPTER FOR TILT SHIFT PHOTOGRAPHY (NIKON D90)

Greetings I would like to 3d print 2 rings to be used as adapters for tilt shift photography . one of the rings would act like a fastener for the camera and the other would be the housing for the lens. A bellow (not 3d printed) placed between these 2 rings will act as a medium for tilt and shift. The issue is i am not sure of the measurements for the nikon d90 model mount and AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens The attachment  outlines the rough design for printing Thanks in advance. Za fer

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does someone know the what the connector pins of the flash shoe from a nikon d3100 are???

Is it possible to make diy ringflash that connects to it? the ringflash itself is no problem but i don't know the connections thanks in advance

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Can you suggest some good lenses for my Nikon D40? Answered

Hello all, After using my Nikon D40 with the kit lens for about two years now, I think I'm ready to buy some extra lenses for it.  I have two primary needs that I hope to satisfy with no more than two lenses, and hopefully just one. 1.  Macro photography.  For my work on Instructables I take a lot of macro shots, and I find the kit lens (or is it the camera?) difficult to use for this.  When the minimum focal length is 8 inches or more it's just really hard to get a good shot.  For this need I'd be happy with a manual focus lens since I'd be the only one using it.  But, I really need tighter macro shots than the kit lens - whether this lens can get physically closer or whether it needs to be telephoto I don't really care. 2.  Low Light.  My wife and I often find ourselves in situations where we'd like to take photos of people (and especially children!) in low light, without a flash.  Obviously, this leads to lots of blurring and other undesirable mistakes.  I think a nice, fast lens on the order of f/1.8 or f/1.4 would do the trick, and Nikon makes a nice AF-S model for less than $200.  The trouble is the lack of zoom - I think I could deal with it, but my wife uses the whole range of 18-55mm on the kit lens and would probably throw her hands up in despair if that ability were missing.  So what's the solution here? Thanks for any suggestions you folks can provide, especially when it comes to older lenses.  Apparently the D40 can mount old non-AI Nikon lenses which is good news I guess, because it opens up a whole world of used lenses.  Beyond that I must plead ignorance... EDIT:  I'm somewhat leaning towards the fast 35mm f/1.8 AF-S prime lens and an extension tube set for macro.  Still researching, though.... EDIT 2:  Still liking the looks of the 35mm prime, but now considering a Nikon 3T or 4T diopter macro filter, if I can find one... EDIT 3:  SOLUTION:  I ended up buying the 35mm f1.8 prime lens and a 10x achromatic macro filter (I didn't manage to find a Nikon filter, but I did find one that claimed to be a true achromat lens setup.  We'll see when it arrives!)

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Idea DC-DC converter step up from usual power bank as external battery for nikon DSLR

Can anybody build a circuit to convert the 5v-2.1A to 8.4v-2.5 to be able to power on the DSLR camera USB output 5V*2.1A=10.5W Camera input 8.4V*2.5A=21W The idea inspired from ifootage Electric Ray E1  ,I don't believe in would power on my DSLR nikon D7100 probably, plus it's too expensive for me 

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How do I mod a monocular to give my Nikon Cool Pix increased telephoto capability? Answered

Red tailed hawks have moved into my neighborhood.  My only camera is my Nikon Cool Pix.  I've learned how to take closeups with a jewelers' loop.  How do I mod a monocular to use as a small telephoto?

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how do i dismantle the nikon coolpix l18 camera?

I need to clean its insides theres a bunch of sand in it blocking the deployment of the lens assembly.

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NIKON COOLPIX L100 + APPLE iPod Touch

Hi Guys, Lets see what we can do best here: I have a an old NIKON COOLPIX L100 + APPLE iPod Touch Am planning to make out a car reverse cam or probably a car video entertainment system out of it with bluetooth connectivity etc etc  My car has an audio system but no reverse sensors as of now. Any ideas ?

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Can I use the battery charger as a direct power source?

I am making an automatic button presser for my Nikon CoolPix 4800 camera so I can make time lapse videos.  My problem is that I don't have a power adapter for my camera.  If I connect the battery charger directly to the battery slot in the camera, will the camera run safely? There is a jack on the side, but it's a strange jack that I have never seen before.  The jack is listed at 8.4V. The charger has an output of 8.4V and 600mA On the bottom of the camera, it says: 8.4V ---- 0.4A 6V -----0.6A Then, strangely, the rechargable lithium-ion battery says 7.4V, though it could be a typo. So, if I connect the terminals on the battery charger into the terminals in the camera where the battery hooks up, will it run safely? Thanks!

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Camera not turning on, how can I find the problem?

A friend of mine dropped her Nikon Coolpix point and shoot, which broke caused a lens error. She handed me a ziplock bag with it disassembled and half the screws stripped and asked me to fix it, since her warranty ran out. I found and fixed what was causing the lens error, but the camera won't turn on. I didn't think to check if it powered up before I started, but I'd like to fix it if at all possible. I didn't do anything that would obviously cause this problem - I used an anti-static strap, was careful with the parts I took out, and all my work was on the lens part of the camera. The battery is charged - I have the same camera and it works in mine. I tried plugging it into a computer, no luck. What might be some possible causes, and how can I test for them? 

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My camera works only when hot, why?

Introduction; I live at Thailand, and Thais have holiday named Songkran where other people splash water on each other, so i took my camera out to shot some photos of the festival, and someone accidentally splashed water over me and my camera! So i took the battery out immediately and when arrived home disassembled my cam, it was full of water! So i dried some of the water with toilet paper and used a hairdryer on first lvl heat to dry it more out, after that placed the camera in the container with silica gel for 10 days! After 10-12 days i assembled camera and it worked, i was very happy.  Problem: Now after like 6 months my camera stopped working, and i found out that when i leave it near heat source (my laptop hot spot on top of the processor, sunny place, or even on very hot day) it starts to work again. First the display acting weird and messy, than it becomes green, and i leave it for 3-4 min like that. so it heats a little bit more.and after that camera works normally! but if i leave it to cool down it stops again! My Guess: I think i made a big mistake using hairdryer at all, and while in that process some of the connections could widened and made cold contact! I assume problem is somewhere on the main or power board since when i put the battery inside camera power control light doesn't respond at all. Question: Anyone can help me with some tip where the problem could be, or the possible solution? The Nikon shop does not want to repair water damaged camera and even if so, it is very expensive that i could buy new camera! Feel free to aks anyadditional questions! Thank you

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I need a motion sensing trigger for a D5000 Nikon.

Motion sensing or breaking an Infrared trigger (like a garage door safety switch config.) It would have to be a two stage switch - one to depress the camera trigger half way to wake up the camera, and two, to take the picture with a full depression of the camera trigger. At this point I have a remote trigger for my Nikon but don't know whether it will wake the camera after the camera has "gone to sleep" because it has not be used over the prescribed time.

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Lens Filter Question

I am fairly new to the DSLR world and I like the use of polarizer filters but is a polarizer filter still effective with a UV filter on top of it? I have it like this so I can easily rotate the polarizer filter

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Camera or MacBook?

Ok. So my birthday is coming up, and I want to get either a Nikon D3100 or a MacBook Air/Pro. I really can't decide which one I want more. I love photography and I don't have a DSLR, but I would also love a MacBook and I would probably use it quite a lot. I do already have a desktop, but I also have a point-and-shoot. I really need your help on which one I should get. Thank you in advance.

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Tethered wireless shooting with TP-Link router

Hi.... I've been following the instructable about wireless tethering using the TP-Link MR3040 portable router (https://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-tethered-shooting-with-any-DSLR-camera-V3/) This is great and works very well. My problem is that the router in the instructable is now obsolete in the UK so I was wondering if anyone knows if the TP-Link MR3020 can be flashed with the same firmware? If not are there any other compatible portable routers on the market. I understand the firmware is based upon the OpenWRT firmware but that the author has added some additional scripts, if I can't find a suitable replacement router does anyone know what additional scrips have been added and if it's possible to add them to the OpenWRT 3020 firmware. Many thanks for any help.

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These are nice - micro photography

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/oct/23/nikon-small-world-photomicrography-competition-pictures#/?picture=398177835&index;=0

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Is this a capacitor? What kind? (Sunpak flash/speedlight circuit for Nikon cameras)

UPDATE: I received one response (on the Strobist forum) saying this _is_ a capacitor, and I must desolder to measure capacitance.  I hope someone here can confirm this, and, if true, also help me figure out _what type_ and its likely _voltage rating_. ========================== This circuit board is from a Sunpak NE-2D dedicated module for Nikon cameras.  Can anyone help me identify the rectangular component with blue sides?   I can't find any markings on it. High res. pictures of the part and the board are linked below.  The capacitance tested around 47nF (still soldered in place).  I'm fairly new to electronics, so I don't know if I did the test right or even the right test.  If it is a capacitor, I'd like to know what type. (FYI: A dedicated module is a removable foot that attaches to various Sunpak flash units. The foot/module connects to the hot shoe connector of specific cameras.  This particular module is dedicated to older Nikon SLR cameras. It allows compatible Sunpak flash units to provide Nikon-specific TTL flash functions (Fire/X-sync, Quench, Ready light, etc.). ) Any assistance greatly appreciated.

Question by macmcb 


Can I convert a SCSI device (scanner) to USB?

I have a Nikon LS 2000 scanner I would like to use with a laptop running XP

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How would one code this IR sequence for the arduino? Answered

 How do you code this sequence for the arduino assuming the IR LED is attached to pin 2.  The first code on the page... www.alanmacek.com/nikon/

Question by flybye22   |  last reply


How would one convert internet movies to play on a Nikon L11 COOlPIX camera? Answered

I have two Nikon L11 digital cameras, one with a broken screen . They record and play video as .MOV files. I would like to use the camera with the broken screen to watch videos from the internet on my television. Is there a way to convert typical files from a DVD, or the internet, (say Youtube)to a 640X480, 30 frames per second .Mov files. that will play from the camera? I have a card reader/ writer, but havent been able to make this work yet. Any ideas would be welcome!

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Any tips for a perfect portrait session?

I'm a self instructed person and I have a Nikon D70s camera. I would like to take advantage of this equipment, Have no lights, no lenses, no filters, just the camera and I'ld like to learn to use it well.

Question by leolopezok   |  last reply


How to build a Stub plug?

Hi everyone, Im just curious if anyone knows or have found how to build/get one of these stub plugs for a Nikon charger. This is for the US plug but there is non available for EU plug. http://www.stubplug.com/ Would come pretty handy when travelling to minimizing cables

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Is there a way to modify the hot-shoe cap to make it into a connector for a DIY flash?

More details: I mean modifying the hotshoe cap (http://shashinki.com/review/nikon/bs1/index.htm) to become a connector for the camera to send a signal to light a DIY flash recycled from a disposable camera?

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Dual HDMI Processing

I have an idea for a project that needs to process 2 hdmi inputs in real time, and 1 hdmi output. What kind of processing power would I need for this? I don't think an arduino would be able to handle it, but would a raspberry pi? Or should I be looking at like a mobile dual-core or something? I'm trying to keep it in a small form factor and have it the least amount of lag possible. Thanks, -Nikon

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I WONDER HOW TO BUILD A DIGITAL FRAME WITH A LCD MOINTOR AND A DIGITAL CAMERA

I WONDER HOW TO BUILD A DIGITAL FRAME WITH A LCD MOINTOR AND A DIGITAL CAMERA. i havee a lcd 15 inch. and nikon l14 digital camera i wont TO CONNCET BETWEEN THEM AND BUILD A DIGITAL FRAME. 1. MAY SOME ONE HAVE A CLUE HOW MAY I START? 2. HOW I GET THE camera map OR I DONT NEED IT? THNK U!

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HOW TO POWER ON A OLD CAME RA FLASH LIGHT? Answered

I HAVE A OLD NIKON CAMERA I TOOK OUT THE FLASHLIGHT FROM IT THEN I FOUND THREE WIRES ! NOW WHAT I AM SUPPOSED TO DO HOW TO POWER IT ON I HAVE A  9VOLT DIRECT DC POWER SUPPLY . CAN ANY BODY TELL ME HOW TO SWITCH IT ON I WANT A BRIGHT LIGHT IN MY TEST FACILITY A SMALL ONE! I JUST WANT IT ON ! BY ANY MEANS! REGARD'S SAMAD HAQUE

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Blue led photography...

I just took some new pictures for my BraceLED 2.0 I'ble. And look at the picture of the bracelet with the blue LED's! The reflection of the blue light on the white surface (=paper sheet) is highly overexposed! How does this happen? Is the cmos sensor in my Nikon D300s over-sensitive to this color of blue? A picture of a red-led-bracelet under (almost) the same conditions has no such effect. Picture red BraceLED: iso800, 35 mm prime, f/4, 1/20 Picture blue BraceLED: iso800, 35 mm prime lens, 1/15

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Midnight Rainbows

MIDNIGHT RAINBOW: It could only happen around the summer solstice. "I recently witnessed a 'midnight rainbow,'" reports M-P Markkanen of Kuusamo, Finland. "It towered high in the sky and lasted from 10 pm until 3am local time on June 12th." He captured the moment using a Nikon D80: A rainbow at midnight. How can this be? Simple. Kuusamo is on the verge of the Arctic Circle, and at this time of year the sun never completely sets. Hanging low in the midnight sky, it shines up on distant rainclouds, creating a remarkably tall rainbow. "I guess you couldn't see a rainbow much taller than that," says Markkanen. "It was a clear sign of the coming solstice!"  So who here from Finland had a chance to see this amazing sight?

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Teens take pics from edge of space with a balloon

With a latex balloon, a camera, and some home-built electronics, four teens in Spain managed to get pictures from 20 miles up! The balloon was inflated with helium, the camera and electronics were attached and away it went up to 100,000 feet before it popped and returned to earth. The camera was still snapping away when the students picked it up 10km from the launch site.Team leader Gerard Marull, 18, said: "We were overwhelmed at our results, especially the photographs, to send our handmade craft to the edge of space is incredible."Completing their landmark experiment on February, the Meteotek team had to account for a wide variety of variables and rely on a lot of luck."The balloon we chose was inflated with helium to just over two metres and weighed just 1500 grams," said Gerard. "It was able to carry the sensor equipment and digital Nikon camera which weighed 1.5kg. Link

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Camera Suggestion

I do ALOT of youtube videos, but I also need still good quality still pictures and my camera just died. I have a budget of around $400.00 and need something that takes HD video I would like something that either has an external mic jack or takes good audio, my subscribers complain of a high pitched whistle in my current videos (I cannot hear it) It would also be nice if it could be set up to stream directly to a computer, as I would like to record classes, and some of them are 8-12 hours. If the Contour +2 took still pictures I would compromise on the picture aspect because I shoot a lot of outdoor action stuff, and a waterproof helmet cam would be nice.  Right now I use a Nikon S8000, and liked it, but it just wasn't durable (plus the sound issues) I know I am asking a lot, and will have to compromise something, but I cannot go over $400-$500 budget. Please recommend something you think would work

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Portable Storage Drive

I have a Nikon D200 Digital SLR that uses a CompactFlash (Type I/II) MicroDrive and when I'm in the field I take lots of high resolution images that takes a long time to download through the USB port of a laptop. I would like to be able to just carry a self-contained portable hard drive (i.e. 2.5" hard drive in an enclosure) with it's own battery source and just be able to insert the MicroDrive to a card reader connected to the enclosure and download all the images of the MicroDrive without the use of a laptop. A commercial version already exist but they are very pricey like the Epson P-2000. Basically I want the same functionality of the Epson P-2000 but I want the option to use whatever size drive I choose. How much battery would I need to power a hard drive? Would I have to use some sort of circuitry to transfer the images from the MicroDrive to the hard drive with a push of a button? Does anybody already have any instructions on how to build this?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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3d Scanning Howto? best recommended? DYI vs purchased

Hey gang! So, I am in need of some help.   The end goal is to make some  1x1x1 or 2x2x2 inch figurines of my kids. (  Think DnD wizard with my sons face") as the end goal. Right now, I am wondering if anyone has any success with the Scanning side of things.  Can you recommend a DIY 3d scanning solution? On Friday, I took my Nikon DSRL and put a 2"x2"x2" clay figuring on a rotating table and took some pictures, and uploaded it to 123d Catch.  I took about 30 pictures and uploaded them.  some where ignored because of lighting maybe. I have search for 3d scanning on instructables, and found quite a few, but it would be too costly to try them all, so I though I would ask in public chat if anyone has good success.   (I know I can spend 1500 on the maker scanner, but thats crazy expensive for a toy) So putting this out there for anyone to help me out

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Remote shutter - Transistor madness (or some other sort)

Hi all, I'm trying to build remote shutter for my camera. Intervalometer to be exact. That doesn't really matter. I have this page http://www.robotroom.com/Macro-Photography-2.html describing how to make a simple remote shutter. The schema is simple - trivial. However, instead of 2 physical switches, I'd like to control it using audio signal from my smart phone. I'm a programmer and I can make an app that will output signal of any volume and frequency. I'd like to control these two switches using this signal. Those switches provide 4 positions, however only 3 are needed - nothing, focus, shutter. Can anyone adjust that schema, add (probably) transistors or some other parts if needed to make this happen? Remote shutters for other cameras (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, ...) work in similar way, so similar schemas can be derived to serve whole range of digital SLRs. Motivation: I don't want to buy costly and redundant intervalometer, I can create nice app for Android which can work together with just small DIY piece of analog circuit to create wonderful timelapse videos.

Topic by skrat 


DIY IR Droid Module - 3.5mm to Infrared - Breadboard Prototype

Hey guys, I figured since I had grabbed so much great information from you all  I might try my luck with a little more! ;-) I have built this on my breadboard, powered with 6V 150mAh AC-DC converter. First connect saw at least one of the LEDs flicker dark orange and then go out. Assuming this means I burned it out, as afterwards I didn't notice any response. To prevent burning IR LEDs, I'll use visible LEDs, but I'm still concerned that my breadboard has a mistake. I'm pretty much worthless (but willing to learn, at least outside of the classroom setting!) at Phys II, so the debugging is foreign to me.  Pulling out the multimeter... What process should I be using to confirm that everything is powered correctly? The schematic is attached if you would like to customize your response to the hardware, but a general guide to debugging amplified LED circuits would be much appreciated as well! Additionally, if amplification the best way to go? How about a relay? Does that not offer the same (not Phys II...) amplitude? Smaller the better! Source List: - Schematic - Attached PDF - PCB Creation - https://www.instructables.com/id/Extreme-Surface-Mount-Soldering/ - Mounting plan - https://www.instructables.com/id/LEGO-Nikon-IR-Remote/ Thanks in advance! Andrew Oh, and I'll post a picture of it within the week to get another set of eyes. I must confess, it is a little ratty...

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September 2014 Build Night with Sugru

125 SPACES AVAILABLE Deadline to sign up: Monday, August 4. Accepted spaces will be notified by August 6. SEPTEMBER BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Sugru, the amazing self setting rubber, for our September 2014 build night. This is our 2nd build night with Sugru and we couldn’t be more excited! Sign up and we will ship you a package that includes: (8) packs of sugru (1 pack = 8 mini packs) HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in September (any night) to host a project build night using Sugru. You can host multiple build nights during September and October to work on your projects. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using Sugru. We are looking for these projects to showcase unique uses for Sugru. (Not posting these Instructables will affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Check here for some inspiration. 5 creative ways to improve your kitchen 5 ideas for sugru in your garden 11 ways to sugruify your keys 8 ways to make your GoPro even more amazing 10 ways to refresh vintage finds 12 musicians get creative with sugru 7 clever ideas sugru + velcro 20 sugru holiday hacks 20 ways sugru can improve your crafting kit Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from past build nights: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photos on the homepage. CHALLENGE The two spaces that submit the Instructables with the most unique use of sugru will receive a copy of the Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate (first prize) and a Nikon D5200 Digital SLR Camera (second prize). Grand Prize (Autodesk Design Suite): Dynamic Motor Balancing with Sugru and an iPhone by Phoenix Asylum First Prize (DSLR Camera): Poor Mans Fire Works by ShakeTheFuture Honorary Mentions (Instructables t-shirts): Sugru Raspberry Pi Corners by Geekspace Gwinnett Stop Motion Puppetry with Sugru by Hitchin Hackspace SIGN UP - Please only sign up if you are able to complete the requirements listed above This is a 2-step sign up process.  YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH TO FULLY SIGN UP. Fill out this google form. You will then receive a private message in your Instructables inbox by August 6 asking for your shipping information. You cannot receive the Sugru materials without completing this step. Selection Process: This is NOT first come first serve. We look at past build night participation, past project quality, and project proposals for the current build night. If you haven't participated in a build night OR haven't submitted Instructables for build nights you signed up for we suggest your space create Instructables over the next few months and submit them in future applications. RESOURCES: Sugru Website Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android JOIN OUR ANNOUNCEMENT LIST If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when new events are announced in the forums. Please only sign up if you are not already on the build night mailing list. ABOUT BUILD NIGHTS Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send you materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night.

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