Remote Trigger with Arduino, a Shield in a Box

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.

Creative Commons License 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
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
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
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
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
Ultimate Trigger V1 - Shield On Arduino

This image shows the top view of the plain shield.

Ultimate Trigger V1 - Shield Top
Ultimate Trigger V1 - Shield Top

This image shows the bottom view of the plain shield.

Ultimate Trigger V1 - Shield Bottom
Ultimate Trigger V1 - Shield Bottom
 
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