I just recieved my first ever Arduino Uno Starter Kit. It’s really nice, with a motor, breadboard, jumpers, etc. Just letting you know I have a fairly large background in software(like the C languages) and now I’m getting into implementing it with hardware.
What I want to do: I want to use my Uno to make a DSLR intervalometer. It’s essentially a 2.5mm plug that goes into my camera to snap a picture every so often to make a time lapse.
-Arduino Uno with breadboards, wires, etc.
-Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera (with a 2.5mm remote trigger outlet)
-2.5mm cable (that’s capable of triggering the shutter; I tested it by pressing a button
First, I found an old headset that had a 2.5mm end on it that fit in my camera. I flipped the switch on the headset and my camera started firing. So, I stripped the end of the cable. There is a red, green, and gold-ish wire. I know these correspond to some part on the plug, which when triggered correctly control the autofocus and the actual shutter. Any idea what the colors correspond to? It’s a standard 2.5mm, with two stripes.
I’m going to eventually stick this on my camera with a shoe mount in a project box of some sort, with maybe a display (which the starter kit did come with :)) to show how many have fired and the increments. That should be fairly straight forward, but I want to get the bare bones working first.
So, any ideas with this 2.5mm cable? What do the colors correspond to? How would I attach them to my breadboard and trigger them? The cables seem pretty flimsy. Also it’s probably time to point out that I do not have a soldering iron readily available, but I have read online that hot glue may work. My greatest thanks to all of you!