June 26, 2016

Automatically Trigger Your Camera Using a Motion Detector and Arduino

Imagine you are trying to photograph a rare bird without startling it, or want to ensure that you have photographic evidence if your house is broken into. These are just a few of the possibilities that this project from Instructables member and Freetronics customer ASCAS open up. The project consists of a motion detecting module which wirelessly communicates with the remote receiver connected to the camera. This allows you to position your motion detector separately to your camera for added flexibility. The tutorial is easy to follow,  informative and you are sure to learn a lot while you create your new automatic camera trigger! To get started check out the following link.

Automatic Camera Trigger

The wireless functionality in this project is based on a 433MHz wireless connection. These types of connections are very common and have the potential to be used in many different projects. If you are planning on working on this project, or any other that requires wireless communications, why not invest in our own 433MHz Receiver Shield. The shield has a large, gold plated prototyping area, three status LEDs and a built in reset button. For more information and to order visit the 433MHz Receiver Shield product page.

Wireless Reciever

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