After the prototype remote trigger I presented in my previous post has been tested succesfully I decided to make my own shield for the arduino and put the whole system in a box, that I could take with me for shooting panoramas. What you see in the following pictures is my attempt to make a portable system for all types of remote triggering my NEX 5. I called this project The Ultimate Trigger V1.
The Ultimate Trigger V1 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
I tried to make the shield somehow modular in design. This means I can attach different types of servos, I can attach a different IR receiver and I can change the attached wireless RF receiver without using a soldering iron.
This image shows the guts of the whole system. On the left side from top to bottom:
The arduino board with the attached shield. Several items are connected via cables to the shield: The IR remote receiver with its red-black-blue cable going to the upper lid of the box on the right. The IR receiver itself is glued to the lid with instant adhesive. The servo can be connected via the red-black-green cable going towards the outside of the lid. The third party wireless RF remote receiver (dismantled compared to my last post) sits in the bottom right part of the left lid and is attached to the shild also via a cable. Last but not least you see the 9V battery powering the arduino and the shield. The wireless RF receiver has its own battery.
Ultimate Trigger V1 - Box Open
When the box is closed you see on the upper side (which is in my definition the side next to the camera and thus close to the servo) the three pins, where a servo can be attached. Furthermore you see on the side facing the operator the three LEDs showing the status of the device.
Ultimate Trigger V1 - Box Top
On the bottom side you see from left to right: The IR receiver, the arduino USB port and the arduino power port.
Ultimate Trigger V1 - Box Bottom
Like the image before this one shows the bottom part of the box (from left to right): The IR receiver, the arduino USB port and the arduino power port.
Ultimate Trigger V1 - Box Bottom Details
The following images show the system without the box. First the shield connected to the arduino. The battery, servo, RF receiver and IR receiver are all disconnected.
Ultimate Trigger V1 - Shield On Arduino
This image shows the top view of the plain shield.
Ultimate Trigger V1 - Shield Top
This image shows the bottom view of the plain shield.
Ultimate Trigger V1 - Shield Bottom
This post tries to answer the question whether it is possible to stitch a spherical panorama made from so called sweep panoramas. They can be made using e.g. the Sony NEX-5. A somehow finished panorama can be seen, however it has some big errors and looks really wierd.
The name of the alp you see here roughly translates to "Hindmost Colossus Alp".
In 2012 the German Unity Day has been celebrated in Munich. The celebrations include a showcase of the German federated states (Bundesländer) and also other institutions like the parties of the Bavarian parliament. In the courtyard of the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior was an exhibition showing the many task of the ministry. This image shows a reprojected version of a panorama I made in the courtyard.
This image shows a reprojected version of this
This article presents a solution to the problem that the IR shutter mode of the Sony NEX 5 can't be combined with other shutter modes like bracketing. An arduino board with a servo is used to release the camera via the normal shutter button.
This panorama is a tribute to Joseph von Fraunhofer (* March 6, 1787 – † June 7, 1826) a German physicist and optician. He was born in Straubing and died in Munich. This panorama shows his tomb in Munich.
A cylindrical panoramic image taken with the NEX-5 and the SEL55210 lens from Sony.
Markus already wrote two articles about controlling the Sony NEX-5 with a wireless remote control. In this article I present my version of an Arduino controlled remote control for the Sony NEX-7.
This panorama has been made from inside the head of Bavaria. Bavaria is a hollow bronze statue that can be ascended in the inside.
Spherical pano stitched from sweep panoramas, an experiment
Reprojected Bavarian Ministry of the Interior Courtyard
Reprojected WWP International Year of Forests
Remote Trigger with Arduino
Cornerfix profiles for ultra wide Voigtlaender lenses on
At Joseph Fraunhofer’s Tomb
View over Bad Oberdorf and Bad Hindelang
Wireless remote control and panorama setup for Sony
Oktoberfest like Bavaria sees it