Triggering a camera via USB (Arduino)  [SOLVED]

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FlexibleSteve
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Triggering a camera via USB (Arduino)

Post by FlexibleSteve » Tue May 10, 2016 10:13 pm

Hello,

I am trying to trigger a Nikon D810 with an Arduino that is connected to the same computer.

What I am trying to accomplish
- Camera is connected to computer via USB.
- Arduino is connected to computer via USB.
- Have the arduino send a command through DCC to trigger the camera.
- The arduino is NOT connected directly to the camera.
- I do not want to use the Astrology tool.

Question:
Can I add trigger the camera to fire by sending a command from the Arduino?
What 'command' would have to be received to trigger the camera?
Can the Arduino send commands directly to the 'Single Line Command' or Command Line Utility?

My alternate option is to use a different Arduino which can 'fake' keyboard commands. I would then set the capture trigger to a Global keystroke and mimic that with the Arduino.

Thanks!

Triggering a camera via USB (Arduino)

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Duka Istvan
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Re: Triggering a camera via USB (Arduino)  [SOLVED]

Post by Duka Istvan » Thu May 12, 2016 9:46 pm

In this stage of the application this can be done. I plan to make a generic plugin which can handle communication with arduino device using com port. This communication will be in two way the device can send a command and the application will execute a action and the application can send a command to the device when a defined action was executed

FlexibleSteve
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Re: Triggering a camera via USB (Arduino)

Post by FlexibleSteve » Mon May 16, 2016 9:04 pm

Duka Istvan wrote:In this stage of the application this can be done. I plan to make a generic plugin which can handle communication with arduino device using com port. This communication will be in two way the device can send a command and the application will execute a action and the application can send a command to the device when a defined action was executed
Thank you. In the meantime we will trigger with a simulated keyboard press.

Duka Istvan
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Re: Triggering a camera via USB (Arduino)

Post by Duka Istvan » Fri May 27, 2016 10:09 pm

Can you check this version https://s3.amazonaws.com/download.digic ... 0.36.0.exe there is a separated plugin (Menu->Plugins->Tools->Arduino) to handle arduino communication

pbeveridge
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Re: Triggering a camera via USB (Arduino)

Post by pbeveridge » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:38 am

Hi Flexible Steve,

I would like to do more or less what you described here a couple of years ago:


1. Arduino sends a command to trigger the camera through dcc
2. dcc sends a command back to the Arduino to activate a button on a keypad
3. stage 1 repeats so as to create a loop

If you receive this message, it would be great to know if you had any success with your project

Many thanks,

Patrick


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