Getting Started With the Arduino Pro Mini

Just yesterday I received my Arduino Pro Mini  (US$ 4.00) and a USB to serial FTDI programmer unit (US$ 2.00). I’m amazed at the price of these little devices. They’re so incredibly cheap!! I needed these to complete work on my Nikon IR Remote Hack Project. Continue reading

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DIY Nikon Remote Hack Part II – light sensitive trigger release

The next level of functionality we will add to our Nikon ML-L3 Remote Hack is the ability to respond to changes in ambient light (such as during a flash of lightning). The goal will be to design a threshold detector that fires the shutter release mechanism whenever lightning/ some other light is incident on a light sensitive sensor. Continue reading