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Arduino Flash Trigger Shot
Arduino Flash Trigger

A user on the Arduino forums built this high-speed photo flash trigger –

I used Arduino to build a trigger for my camera’s flash. It turned out to work really well! The write up includes an explanation of how camera triggers work and the benefits of using Arduino. One benefit of using a microcontroller like Arduino is that it’s easy to have multiple sensors and then have intelligent triggering algorithms.

See the code & more info/pics -Triggering a camera’s flash with sound and light

In the Maker store:
Highspeed Photo Kit
High-Speed Photography Kit Version 4

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!