This all in one camera remote is now an Arduino project, nice! –
One of my other hobbies is photography, and, about a year ago, I purchased a new digicam – a Panasonic FZ30. I joined the Panasonic forum on the dpreview site. One of the posters, a programmer and electronic hobbyist, designed a nifty wireless remote using a very inexpensive RF transmitter/receiver combination that he found on eBay. After he’d perfected that, he began designing an interval timer using a Radio Shack egg timer.
At the time, I had just discovered the Picaxe 18X microcontroller. I realized that the PICAXE might make a good vehicle to power such photographic accessories, and that some sort of “do everything” remote might be a good project to learn how to use the PICAXE. Even better, the Picaxe is programmed in a very simple form of BASIC. Programs can be downloaded to the processor over a serial link from your computer — no programmer is required. And the development system is a free download. In this case, a Picaxe is an ideal vehicle for “gizmo” design, since anyone can duplicate a project designed with one of these chips, and many can do design modifications or original designs with them.
AI-1 (“All-in-one”) Remote – Link.
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The actual working of it aside, I’m impressed by how well he has managed to route all the wires on his breadboard. Very Methodical.
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