Let me start by saying that I love making tutorials. I have a “camera” rig that I have put together that I use to photograph all of my tutorials. It consists of an amazon tripod, my Tripod Dolly that I made as a previous project, and an old android phone that has a good camera. I have built in an extension cord and a USB charger so that I can leave it plugged in so it is always charged when I need it. It works very well. With one issue. I hate touching the screen every time I want to take a picture. Sometimes I have things on my fingers that I would rather not have on my phone screen, and touching the screen creates subtle movements that can sometimes come through onto the photos. So I set about looking for a solution.
Let me also say that I did this entire project in about 1 hour. I was in the middle of another project, and was tired of cleaning the screen / my finger, and I had to stop working every time I was going to take a picture. So I paused that project and built this quick.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.