yes i would be interested.
Need it to do something special.
Can it be hooked up to my RC-Reciever? And could i have a intervalometer started through it, saying "do a shot every 0.5seconds for 4 seconds duration"?
That would equal 8 shots...
Reason i ask, my DSLR has a fast burst-speed, but it jams up the buffer to quickly. When doing aerial panoramas, i want to trigger the camera, and then do a turn in 3-4 seconds..:
What would it cost, and is it then ready to run?
I will be interested also
I will send you a friend request ;)
after looking at the wiki in detail, i don't think i need one, too big to transport on the copter, and needs additional power:
Thanks though ;)
@ Daniel G: If weight & power is what you are worried about, that is a small issue. The std photoduino shield plugs onto an arduino uno. But one can fairly easily make it using the arduino pro mini. With the shield the same size using smd components. So it would be 5cm x 2cm and powered off a BEC.
I will look into the RC triggering.
@JC & Duran: Im gonna get the components this week and will etch a prototype board, then test if all works. Only thing I dont have is a DSLR, it coming at the end of the month.
I will work on some pricing.
I will include all the components in the wiki if you like.
The product structure will be as follows:
Option 1: Photoduino board, fully populated and working (just add arduino uno & dslr)
Option 2: Photoduino board, with all components unsoldered (just add arduino uno & dslr)
Option 3: Photoduino board, you get all the other stuff yourself.
Will keep you guys posted :)
Thanks man, I will be VERY keen to buy them if they are lekker. When you say Etch, do you mean create the pcb ? Do you have the tools to make your own boards ?
@Duran: Etching a board is easy, I use either a photoresist method or a toner transfer method. Basically you mask off the areas of the copper tracks then etch off all the unwanted copper.
You are then left with all your tracks and pads.
All done at home. The board is single sided and doesnt use any SMDs, so its a trouble free board.
Ill have an etched board by the end of the weekend. Will post some pictures.
@everyone: I got a quote for ALL the components & sensors needed for the photoduino (excluding the photoduino board & arduino uno) (http://code.google.com/p/photoduino/wiki/HardwareComponentList)
They came to around R700 ($87)
If you like you can just buy the components and populate the board yourself.
Another thing you will need is an arduino uno board and a box to put all the stuff in: See video:
Or you can just buy the populated board and and then add your own sensors :)
cool, Mr G, are you able to etch bigger/custom board for power distribution that could handle a few amps (200) for octo ?
lol, im busy building an octo with a MK frame. Im also going to be doing a custom PDB.
You just need to give me the size and shape you want and where the mounting holes are.
200amps/motor or 200amps total?
Photoduino PC Board only v2.0 (Factory made, double sided) Unsoldered R120.00 [$15] (Add R150 [$15] for soldered)
PCB Components: R191.82 [$24]
LCD Components: R233.00 [$30]
Box & Connections: R74.78 [$10.00]
Sensors: R199.44 [$25.00]
Camera Connections: R27.36 [$4.00]
External power supply: R106.96 [$14.00]
You can buy all the items seperately if you like or you can get them yourself from your local
electronics store. All you need then is the Photoduino board.
The total kit price excluding soldering of the PCB components is: R953.36 [$122]
This kit does not include an Arduino Uno.
For a detailed list of all the components -> http://code.google.com/p/photoduino/wiki/HardwareComponentList
If you have any questions, just ask :)