If you’re an amateur photographer and own an entry-level Nikon DSLR, you might be dissatisfied with the lack of certain features these models have, which can be quite disappointing since high-end cameras are pretty expensive. But there is something that can be done. The cameras have an infrared sensor that can be utilized with great success using a remote control, so you are able to take pictures and control your camera from afar. And here’s where the programmable remote control for Nikon comes along, enhancing the capabilities of your camera.
This project is a small remote control based on the Atmega168/328 microcontroller from Atmel. It also has a bunch of 3mm LEDs (one of them is the power LED, the rest are for different programs for the camera), capacitors, resistors, 3 switches, a battery holder and an IR LED. The device ends up using all GPIO pins of the MCU (you can find detailed schematics and a complete parts list in the link).
The code is available for reading and download and is neatly commented so you can understand what it actually does. The code makes use of Cibo Mahto’s Nikon Library. Gerber files and Eagle files are also available for download. A nice device to have when taking difficult shots with your DSLR, the programmable remote control for Nikon can be a great addition to your photo gear, helping you make great use of your DSLR.
Programmable Remote Control for Nikon: [Link]