August 26, 2013

Make an Arduino-controlled SLR camera time-lapse controller

If you're bored with normal photography, there's a wide range of effects and fun you can explore - and one of these is time-lapse photography. By taking regular exposures over a period of time you can capture various things like flowers opening, the movement of clouds and more. And doing so is very easy with an Arduino. One example a time-lapse controller has been documented by Instructables user "hacker3455" with a simple circuit that fits on a standard protoshield

The creator has spent some time to not only document but also design a simple user-interface for the controller so anyone can use it. With two buttons and a single-digit display the period between exposures can be set in a jiffy, as shown below:

For complete instructions on how to make your own version, visit the project Instructable. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

When adding external circuitry such as the time-lapse circuitry above to your project, and need to make it more permanent than using a solderless breadboard - consider our range of ProtoShields. From the tiny LeoStick to the Mega range, we offer a complete range for you to work with.


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