A very detailed post from Moving Electronics that goes through creating a camera controller.
The main objective of this project is to put together a device for controlling photo shooting sessions (i.e. time-lapse, timer, etc.) taken with a Sony A7II mirrorless camera. The device’s main features are:
- Portable device with embedded/internal battery.
- Wireless interaction with camera through infrared (IR). No USB cables or special adapters to deal with.
- Multiple time-lapse options controllable through a web interface.
- Timer capabilities.
- On-device screen showing current status.
- Capability of doing lightning detection/photography. Although fully functional, it’s currently an experimental feature.
- Magnetic attachment to metal surfaces.
- Tripod mount.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!