Friday, July 1, 2011

Arduino Timelapse Shield

Greetings Arduino and Timelapse Enthusiasts! Just thought I'd give you a sneak peak at what I've been working on of late. It's a Remote Shutter Proto Shield. I'm aiming to make this shield compatible with all major brands SLRs. Of course this is a very hard claim to make if I don't have access to all camera's for testing. I'm confident that it will work with Panasonic,Canon and Pentax SLRs at the very least. But as you can imagine I really need to do my homework on what's out there before I sell a product that claim this type of compatibility 

The shield will be compatible with the open moco timelapse engine as well as being a completely customizable with it's prototyping area. It's not a complicated circuit really. The most complex components are the opto-couplers which are basically just optical switches that safely trigger the focus and shutter on your camera. So I'm getting close to the manufacturing stages, I just have a few measurements to triple check before I send of the gerber files. This is quite a leap in complexity from the last PCB I designed. But I'm hopeful that it will work just as I designed it to when product is finally manufactured.


Queg said...

very nice bro.

Dave said...

Is Dan, is Good!

Hopefully it'll work with a Nikon D300 (etc) - if so I'd like to buy a couple of these also.

Are you going to sell it as a bare board, or a complete kit? With code?

Any idea on timing?


Dan Thompson said...

Hi Dave,

Yes, Yes and Yes. I will be selling as a solder yourself kit and as a bare board without any of the components. Timing?? that's a good question. I can't promise anything, but it will probably be a few weeks before I send this off to be made. Then I will need time to test it. So it could be 1 or 2 months before you can buy. Hopefully sooner.