December 19, 2012

Macro Photography Slide controller with Arduino

 Once again excellent photographer and Arduino enthusiast Steve Tester has documented another update to his motorised controllers used for focus stacking. In this update, Steve uses some stepper motors to control a slider which holds the camera. With the stepper motors some very fine adjustments can be made, and the Arduino can control the slide movement and the camera exposures. As part of the project Steve has used a Freetronics Eleven and LCD shield to create a neat user interface, for example:

For more information about this project and some really interesting photograph notes, check out Steve's website. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're new to Arduino, the first step is a solid board for your projects - our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs:

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