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Camera Circuits
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Circuits Designed by Dave Johnson, P.E. :
  • 9v Powered Xenon Photoflash Controller -  This 9v battery powered circuit is designed for remote control flash needs. A charge control circuit turns off the high voltage generator when the photoflash capacitor is fully charged. A neon lamp is included to indicate when the system is ready to flash . . . [Circuit by David A. Johnson P.E.,  06/03/00

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1 Transistor Timer -  A very simple long duration timer with minimal components.  . . .  [Designer not listed]

 

3 Xenon flashing circuits found in flash for disposable cameras -  You are going to like this project. It costs less than $3. 00, contains six BUILDING BLOCKS, re-cycles a disposable flash camera and you are going to learn a lot about electronics.
Everyone has seen a disposable flash camera. . . .  [email Colin Mitchell: talking AT tpg.com.au]

 

9v Powered Xenon Photoflash Controller -  This 9v battery powered circuit is designed for remote control flash needs. A charge control circuit turns off the high voltage generator when the photoflash capacitor is fully charged. A neon lamp is included to indicate when the system is ready to flash . . . [Circuit by David A. Johnson P.E.,  06/03/00]

 

A home-made light-operated camera trigger -  . . .  [ Mark Harris 2010]

 

A home-made light-operated camera trigger using the stamp microprocessor -  It is more expensive (around $150 for parts instead of $30), but is easier to construct, and vastly more flexible since it is based on a programmable microcontroller that can have new functions downloaded from a computer instead of having to build with more hardware. . . .  [ Mark Harris 2010]

 

A simple home-made light-operated camera trigger -  This device is a very simplified version of the original CamTrig. It has only 3 electronic components and costs less than $5 to build, but has some limitiations. . . .  [Mark Harris Photography]

 

AI-1 ("All-in-one") Remote-photographic accessory that you can build -  One of my other hobbies is photography, and, about a year ago, I purchased a new digicam - a Panasonic FZ30. I joined the Panasonic forum on the dpreview site. One of the posters, a programmer and electronic hobbyist, designed a nifty wireless remote using a very inexpensive RF transmitter/receiver combination that he found on eBay. After he'd perfected that, he began designing an interval timer using a Radio Shack egg timer. . . .  [Copyright 2007 Tom Lackamp]

 

AN34 ZXSC100 Power Supply for Digital Still Camera -  Zetex Semiconductors Applications Note:   Presented in this applications note is a typical sytem power supply design for a digital still camera. The solution is based on  ZXSC100 DC-DC boost converter which provides an efficient and cost effective design. Conversion is from a two cell alkaline battery, 3V to 2V, to a regulated 3. 3V output with a maximum load current of 100mA. All performance graphs associated with this design are provided in  application note. . . . 

 

AN-42036/ PC b Grounding System & FAN2001/FAN2011 High Performance Dc-Dc Converters -  Fairchild App Note. . . 

 

AN-833: Using the AD7142 & a Capacitive Sensor to Develop a Single-Push Digital Shutter Button -  AN-833 Analog Devices App Note. . . 

 

Arduino based motion triggered camera using a PIR sensor -  Arduino has taken off as an incredibly popular building block among ubicomp (ubiquitous computing) enthusiasts, robotics hobbyists, and DIY home automation developers. . . .  [Design is based on "Kubrick" by Michael Heilemann]

 

Arduino based Time-Lapse Camera Controller -  Arduino has taken off as an incredibly popular building block among ubicomp (ubiquitous computing) enthusiasts, robotics hobbyists, and DIY home automation developers. . . .  [Design is based on "Kubrick" by Michael Heilemann]

 

Automatic Camera Shutter Releases -  I've used two methods to electrically sense a rocket launch to trigger a camera. The first thing I tried was a normally-closed circuit created by clipping an alligator clip totop ofmetal launch rod. Whenrocket reachestop ofrodlaunch lug knocksclip off, openingcircuit, which is sensed by a device which triggerscamera. This worked reliably, and hasvirtue of simplicity. But, it had. . .  [John DuBois designer]

 

Automatic-exposure scheme uses CCD shutter -  07/02/98 EDN Design Idea   (File contains several circuits. Scroll to this one)  This application follows the Design Idea, "Peak detector maximizes CCD-sensor range" (EDN, Aug 15, 1996). Its aim was to optimize the performance of an A/D converter used to digitize a linear CCD sensor's analog output. The method involved stretching the upper reference of the flash ADC for the highest lit pixel in the array. The method works well, but does not obtain the best performance from the CCD, which can saturate for overexposure or can produce noise for underexposure. Figure 1 shows a better method that you can use with CCD sensors that provide a shutter facility. . . .  [by Giovanni Romeo and Sandro Rao, Istituto Nazionale Di Geofisica, Rome, Italy]

 

Basic FlashLamp Illumination Circuitry for Cellular Telephones/Cameras -  DN345 Design Notes (Linear Technology). . .  [Linear Technology]

 

Basic Motion Sensor -  A schematic for a 'do-it-yourself' PIR motion detector. Cheap and easy!. . .  [Designer not listed]

 

Basic timer for the RS 49-425. -  With Infinity Jr camera and NEMA 4x electrical enclosure. Works with other sensors too. . . .  [Designer not listed]

 

Batteries charger & PSU-ideal for digital cameras -  This circuit was created for digital cameras. It's known the digital cameras have considerable power consumption. For example my camera Minolta E223 requires. . . .  [by IQ Technologies Industry, unless otherwise noted online]

 

Build a simple one-chip phototimer -  07/08/04  EDN Design Idea   Recently, I needed to automatically switch on a lamp when it became dark and keep it on for a given time. Trying not to reinvent the wheel, I looked through what was available on the market, but I could not find an inexpensive devic. . .  [by Abel Raynus, Armatron International, Malden, MA]

 

Build yourself a Witness Camera -  The Witness Camera is an automated, self-recording surveillance camera, that uses a gigabyte-class flash card as recording media. I designed the Witnesscam because available surveillance solutions were too expensive or impractical for home use. I built the system from a VGA CMOS colour camera, a passive-infrared (PIR) movement sensor, an ATmega32 processor, and a 1GB SD-card
. . .  [Alberto Ricci Bitti]

 

Building a Digital Intervalometer-includes and suggested layout -  . . .   


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