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The Glocal website has got the MAKE site pinned on this one: an open source, Arduino-powered, Altoids tin-encased digital photo hack. From the site:

This Arduino-based hack lets you take pictures by triggering your camera’s shutter on a time delay (every ten seconds, every 20, every ten minutes…), or by plain old sound: you make a noise and the camera takes a picture. We’ve been perfecting it and it is very sensitive- anything from a whisper to a loud sound will make it trigger the camera.

Schematic and Arduino code included.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern is head of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site:



  1. Glocal Project says:

    For those of you who are interested, we’ve received 250 printed circuit boards to make the assembly of the camera trigger a bit easier.

    And, we’re giving them away FREE!

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