• Results

    Stefan-Xp07/27/2015 at 16:50 0 comments

    "Today i got a photo for you" ;-)

    - Heidi Klum

    These are the resulting pictures from the photobooth ^^

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  • So it found it's destination...

    Stefan-Xp06/15/2015 at 18:43 0 comments

    Finally this Saturday the Photobooth was used the first Time :)

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  • The Display Pylon

    Stefan-Xp06/10/2015 at 22:37 0 comments

    Perhapps it is a bit oversized but i Like it ;)

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  • The 7x5 Dot Matrix Display

    Stefan-Xp02/16/2015 at 16:15 5 comments

    Well, i considered to introduce the 7x5 LED Dot Matrix Display.

    It's designed for maximal readability. With a character hight of 160mm, it is readable from across every room, even without glasses ;-)

    In fact its just the Bare Arduino schematic with LEDs and a few transistors ;-) Its also used at the #Alarmierungsuhr.

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  • Going for the Jigsaw

    Stefan-Xp10/23/2014 at 20:14 11 comments

    After a lot of deep thoughts i finaly got to the Solution to create my enclosure from Layers.

    Perhapps I leave out the second plywood plate. I'm also afraid, that it will take me another week to get on the jigsaw.

  • First Design Change

    Stefan-Xp10/08/2014 at 21:31 5 comments

    As a Project get startet, there are always changes.

    But first I found a few difficulties which bugged me a bit:

    - Second Atmega Board is unneccesary, all con be handled by the 7x5 LED Matrix with Atmega328

    - The camera doesn't work as i imagined with Win7 there is no remote shooting function for Canon 400d. I have to try it with Win Xp or try reinstall. If that doesnt work, there are more solutions ;)

    - Perhapps its neccessary to monitor the camera activity... can't be sure that a picture is taken in time?

    - Like Goethe said: "I need more light" .. I have to check out if 2 Softboxes with Daylight Lightbulps supply enough Light for my purposes.

    So my current Setup looks like this:

    Okay, looks a bit like bricolage ... on the plus side: It works as imagined, i dont have to rework the plug twice a day.

    On the minus side the Remote Shutter Plug looks really bad, the connector block didn't match the 2,54mm grid, the optocoupler was a bit big...

    this is how the front looks if you take a picture of the active LEDs ("3") with Flash on and minimal brightness. I promise a better Picture next time.

    Next Steps:

    - Check if remote shooting works with Win Xp

    - Think about a nice enclosure (VERY hard task... :-()

    - Implement SW to get Informations form the 7x5 Panel and show the shoot Images (Optionally print them out) (VB Excel Macro)

    - Try to figure out when the camera really shoots.

    - Read some more on ETTL :-) http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6404987.pdf and http://billgrundmann.wordpress.com/

    - At wurst käs i would need to add some external flashes and monitor if they fired.

    - The Background could be Illuminated by a RGB flood light?

    - Add some other funky features... (Eyecatchers on the 7x5 Display, ...)

    Comments and tips are highly appreciated ;-)