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Member Since: April 22, 2011

Country: United States

  • I'm sure there are similar projects, but check out the CameraAxe Arduino based camera controller. If I buy one of these my plan is to interface it with an older CameraAxe that I built. They provide a lightning sensor, but it's just a light sensor that detects the preliminary flash and fires the camera to capture subsequent flashes. I've wanted to experiment with something like this because I think the static RF interference precedes the initial flash and could trigger the camera. After that it would be a matter of determining the length of exposure to capture the entire event. Keep in mind, this is speculation on my part as I haven't tested the build yet.

  • This is awesome... I was going to build something like this using analog components. I've got a couple of questions: your example shows using it with a SparkFun Arduino clone, but it looks like it would work fine with a genuine Arduino Uno R3. Is that correct? I want it to be directional (for photography). Would it be possible to either shield it to provide directionality, or attach a home-made antenna that would do the same? Thanks!

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