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Arduino Camera Remote

Arduino Camera Remote

I’ve had Sony compact system and DSLR for a few years now and they have all featured Infrared remote receivers, I used the DSLRBot and NEXRemote apps for the iPhone to control them. This works well, someone else put the work in to develop the app and the best part is they are free, however if you want a timelapse or long exposure not only do you set up £1000 of camera for the shot you need £500 of iPhone sat next to it.

A couple of years ago I prototyped (basic breadboard) a simple button controlled remote to fire the shutter using the Arduino and an IR LED. This worked but seemed overkill compared to a £2.99 ebay remote. I’ve finally got round to pulling together various other projects, online tutorials and library’s for a full featured menu controlled (multi-camera? coming soon Ed. Probably not!) IR remote with shutter, delayed, timelapse and long exposure modes.

The Arduino is quite capable of performing these functions, the problem has been my time commitment to write the code, inparticular relating to the LCD display and menu function (wow thats overly complex) but hopefully this year I will get back to it and maybe even get it completed and assembled in a useful package.