Arduino Interactive – Digital Camera Hack, Recreation & Experiment (Online)

Level: Beginners | Material fee: EUR 55 (for basic set)

Basic Infos

This workshop will show you a new field to work with your digital camera. It will give you different possibilities to interfere with your camera and add different sensors to it. It can be used for animations, stop motions as well as for experimental photography and much more.
The remote we build can be used with your own camera to create your own pictures and animations.

Your camera has to fit to the remote, so please read the following description carefully!

The functions that you add to your camera with the remote we create:

  • Control the camera for your own stop motion animations with different self programmed algorythms
    Example: Every second a picture, every 10 seconds 5 pictures
  • High speed pictures: You can connect different sensors to your remote to trigger your camera
  • Foto trap: you always wanted to take pictures from animals – in the foto trap mode it’s no problem
  • Add different kind of sensors to interact with your camera
  • 1000 other things you can do with it – if you can imagine, you can add them to the system

The workshop will give you a broad basis to do new stuff with your digital cameras. We will add some main programming features and functions, but it depends on you what you make out of it!

Requirements (updated)

  • Basic set (EUR 55,- => you own set to be kept)
    • Arduino shield
    • conductor board
    • specific components
    • cable
    • connector
    • bushing

  • Soldering set
    • soldering iron
    • soldering equipment
    • pliers
    • protection goggles
    • multimeter

  • Arduino board
    • Micro controller (or available board/clone)
    • Arduino UNO board

  • Your digital camera with an external trigger plug for a remote + suitable camera connector. Any brand and kind of , so check your camera for the remote plug NOW!
  • Basic programming skills: What is a loop? What is a variable? What is an „if instruction“?
  • Basic electronic skills: What is a circuit? What is a resistor? What does 9V power supply mean? What is the difference between an analog and a digital pin?

Good to have, but not required:

  • Soldering skills
  • software Lightroom (Photo software for the pictures from your camera), After effects (for the animation) => There are a lot of free and open source alternatives on the internet.

Lecturer: Christian Munk

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