Photographing Water Drops Using An Arduino Controller

I started creating a controller using a single Arduino Nano on a breadboard. Although it was very basic it worked fairly well. It allowed me to control a solenoid valve and trigger the camera shutter. I also added basic camera control and a timelapse function (intervalometer). This part worked well. I could set the frequency and the number of shots and the Arduino did the rest.

Initially had the Arduino controlling the solenoid and then triggering the shutter after a delay. I later added an interrupter sensor and a laser beam sensor to detect the water drop and activated the shutter based on a delay after the sensor was tripped. As the controller developed more the breadboard became very messy and this started to annoy me.

I separated the functions in to two units; a drop controller and a camera controller.

CamController

CamController

DropController

DropController

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Photographing Water Drops Using An Arduino Controller

  1. Hi, Is it possible to get the wiring diagrams and component list for the “Photographing Water Drops Using An Arduino Controller”
    Thanks
    Paul

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