Infrequent posting ahead...
What does this blog cover?
Whatever I'm currently interested in.
I started this blog in 2012 to track what I was learning while I was teaching myself how to program an Arduino and play around with a 4x4x4 LED cube. That led me to 3D printing and Repraps, then I got distracted by FPV and racing quadcopters. So while my interests are all over the place they will generally be focused on 3D printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, photography, quadcopters and IT.
Monday, April 30, 2012
TimeLapse Camera hack
For building my 3D printer I was thinking of setting up a my Canon to capture a time lapse of the whole build over the course of however many nights it takes me to build the whole thing. I found this guide for building a super simple camera trigger and using a firmware upgrade called CHDK. I've used CHDK before on my camera, but it was a few years ago. This might just be the perfect use of an arduino nano, 16x2 LCD screen and a few TACT buttons to navigate a simple menu system. Ideally I'd like to set this whole thing up to tie into a 3D scanner I've been looking at building. For the short term I'd be happy if I could have it take a picture every one or two minutes during the build. I have an 8GB SD card so it can hold thousands of pics so storage for all the shots shouldn't be an issue. If I don't get around to doing that I do have a 720p webcam that I've used in the past. Still not entirely sure I want a video of me beating my head against the wall as I run into problems that I'm just going to assume will happen as there are so many different things that can go wrong while building a 3D printer.