The smartest intervalometer

Some months back, I was asked to build an intervalometer to make a timelapse movie of the evolution of the metamapping.

Back then, there was a lot of things to do and I didn’t had my electronic stuff on site, so this movie was never made ( Even if it was not a complicated request : triggering a DSLR from an arduino is really easy, there is even different solutions).

Since then, as a regular hackaday reader, I found a post about a minuscule intervalometer for Canon, Nikon and Pentax cameras developed by Achim Sack.

It is just a small connector with only 3 (three) components. It steals the power from the two signal lines of the camera, and set the interval is as complicated as taking two pictures (read the link if you want more details).

I found this design so elegant, minimal, cheap and convenient to use that I decided to build some for all the people doing photography around me.

I didn’t succeeded in making them fit in the connector body (I didn’t got the same connector than Achim) so I have put  heat shrinkable tube around.

It work so well that I had no choice but buy a real DSLR camera :-)

Time to learn what theses aperture and focal things are about… (you can expect better pictures in my future posts!)

So many thanks to Achim Sack for this work, and if somebody is interested for using one, drop me a mail.