Arduino Camera Laser Trigger

hi…erm…i want to ask the expert or anyone in this forum…what component should i buy for this project…need ur opinion because i am totally zero about arduino… :frowning: :frowning:

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hi...erm..i want to ask the expert or anyone in this forum..what component should i buy for this project...need ur opinion because i am totally zero about arduino...

Given the level of detail you have provided, you probably could start by getting an arduino and a Camera Laser trigger.

http://vimeo.com/4603644 ← something like this…

And the camera is a point-and-shoot, an SLR, a DSLR, a medium-format, an Arriflex, a Red...?

yeah..when something cross the beam..automatically the camera will snap picture..that is what i have in my mind..is this possible?

is this possible?

That depends on your reply to my last question in reply #4.

a dslr or slr...

And does this device have an external shutter release socket? (You could be a little more helpful)

yeah..they have external shutter release...u can refer the video that i post...that's the thing that i want to build..

can refer the video that i post...that's the thing that i want to build..

The camera in the post looks to me like a Canon IXUS, which is not a DSLR or an SLR. I doubt it has an external shutter release. If the camera you have is like the one in the video, how confident are you in opening up the casing and putting it back together with wires soldered to the shutter switch?

owh i see..hmm..how about nikon d80?it has external shutter release right?

yazidabdulhamid: owh i see..hmm..how about nikon d80?it has external shutter release right?

Yes it does.

Get hold of a laser module, a phototransistor or an LDR and some screw terminals. Maybe some optocouplers as well. The one from the video uses an LDR, which I hear are a little slower.

This 'laser card' is very simple to use, just plug it into the right voltage and away you go.

If you don't have one knocking about right now, use a bright LED for the moment.