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  1. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

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    If I was to make a small device for activating your camera (meaning you dont have to drag a laptop along) - would you be interested?

    The device would basically be a knock off of pclix: http://www.pclix.com/

    It can have several outputs for multiple cameras, flashes or even flash and cameras at the same time.

    I can make them for around ~40-50$ and would sell them for about $10 more than that to the photog crew. :noes:

    pclix is $140 + cables ($10-30)



    anyone interesed?
     
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    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    I was thinking about making a simple circuit with a 555 timer to short the shutter pins every x seconds. I think with some calculations and testing, a dial could be quantified
     
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    I would make it a little more sophisticated than that.. Using a PIC uC would make it a lot more flexable.

    9v battery in sperate compartement
    ~5 mini jacks on the side for outputs
    relay-less design for battery life
    similar control interface to pclix
    ability to save presets
    potentially firmware upgradeable form your pc new features?

    Wired contact cables & infrared cables are also possible.
     
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    obviously it could easily work with nikon / canon / whatever
     
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    Build it, test it, and then prove it. I'd be interested, if you could pull it off as you say.
     
  8. mobbarley

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    what I would actually love to do is have it run a motor for a pan head at the same time with adjustable speed and the option to stop when the shutter is open then continue..

    would make it easy to do some cool shots like that one with the carnival & the traffic lights
     
  9. mobbarley

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    I plan to if a few people are interested, this is just a feeler to see if anyone cares.
     
  10. N-Word-Jim

    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    ii have a tc-80n3, so no.
     
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    sLpFhaWK www.JJiGz.com

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    I'd say make a Demo version, see how it works get video's of it in action and if all goes well and it gets the peoples attention depending on their reaction i'd say go ahead w/ the process. how long would it take you to get a fully workin demo?
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    My d200 has this built into the menu, I don't have to do anything :o
     
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