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Time Lapse Intervalometer for Canon Cameras No Pr

Time Lapse Intervalometer for Canon Cameras No Pr

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Time Lapse Intervalometer for Canon Cameras (no programming or graphingcalculator needed)
by
nine_ply_maple
on December 24, 2010
Table of Contents
License:  Public Domain Dedication (pd)............................................................................................2 Intro:  Time Lapse Intervalometer for Canon Cameras (no programming or graphing calculator needed)............................................2 step 1:  First Things First........................................................................................................2 step 2:  Schematic............................................................................................................2 step 3:  Construction...........................................................................................................3 step 4:  Use.................................................................................................................4 step 5:  Possible Modifications...................................................................................................5 Related Instructables...........................................................................................................5 Advertisements...............................................................................................................6
 
http://www.instructables.com/id/Time-Lapse-Intervalometer-for-Canon-Cameras-no-pr/ 
License:Public Domain Dedication (pd)Intro:
Time Lapse Intervalometer for Canon Cameras (no programming or graphing calculator needed)
This details how to make your very own intervalometer (time lapse shutter control) for a Canon SLR or any camera that can be controlled with a standard 2.5mm plug. Itwill happily give you a variable time lapse from 1 second to 1 hour. I know this has been done before but this circuit uses very common parts that can all be found atRadio Shack; no Arduino or other microcontrollers or graphing calculator to make it work. It also has a wider range, easier to set time and more reliable triggering thanthe instructable that uses the 555 circuit. No offense to that author, I was just trying to keep things simple while building a better mousetrap.Note: any camera that accepts a TTL LOW signal to capture an image will work but you will need to figure out the connection on your own.
step 1:
First Things First
You will need:-Skills: (cause chicks dig guys with skills) Schematic Reading Soldering-Parts: Compatible camera 2.5mm plug (a wired cell phone headset is your best source) Case for the circuitry, Altoids tin is almost too small CD4093 -or- CD40106 CD4024 4x 1N4148 2N3904 100k pot, preferably log (audio) taper 2x 100k resistor 10k resistor 1.8k resistor SPST switch for power SPDT switch for sec/min (i used a single on-off-on DPDT for power and range) 9V Battery Clip .22uF capacitor 330uF capacitorAll component values are non-critical. I built this device using only items in my shop/ junk bin at the time. The plug can be a Tip-Sleeve or a Tip-Ring-Sleeve (2 or 3contacts) this will only alter your build slightly.A 1M linear pot and a 120k resistor will give you more accuracy, but you will have to turn it backwards. Check the last step for more info.
step 2:
Schematic
Some things to take note of (in order of importance):-Power connections are not drawn. Connect positive power to pin 14 and ground to pin 7 of all chips-I highly recommend building this on a breadboard before you commit it to solder.-Any supply voltage from 3 to 15 volts should work, but might mess up your timing. A well regulated supply is recommended if you don't use a battery.-You can use any CMOS inverting Schmitt trigger. I used the 4093 because I had it. Don’t forget to tie any unused inputs to the supply or ground, CMOS chips canoscillate and cause problems when the inputs float.-A log (audio) taper pot will give you a more accurate interval setting at the lower end and will save you a headache when you are trying to set a time between 1 and 10seconds. Looking at the front of the pot, use the two leftmost lugs for your connection. Again, check to last step for an alternative.-Some capacitance across the supply is a good idea, especially if you are going to run your circuit off of non-battery power, a .1uF film or ceramic in parallel with anylarger electrolytic is probably overkill, but will work.-Schmitt trigger oscillators are not very accurate. Supply voltage will affect the frequency. My 100k pot was actually 96k and my 330uF cap was 3 paralleled 100uF capsand my timing came out to almost exactly 1-60 sec/min. If you are worried about accurate timing, play with your values and a stopwatch to get it right.-If your circuit seems to be working, but won’t trigger your camera, try increasing the size of the .22uF cap. This should increase the trigger time, allowing your cameraenough time to realize it needs to take a picture.-You can use LEDS hooked up to the outputs of the 4024 through 1k resistors to visually confirm that your circuit is working. Your circuit should trigger in time with Q0 onthe seconds setting and once the bits “walk” out to Qs 3, 4, 5 and 6 on the minutes setting.
 
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Image Notes
1. Astable oscillator 0.5-30 seconds2. Divide by 23. Divide by 1204. This shorts the tip to the sleeve when the base receives a logic HIGH signal
step 3:
Construction
Here you can see my connection is made with a TS plug. The sleeve needs to be connected to ground. If you have a TRS plug you can either leave the ring unconnectedor short the ring to ground. A TS plug or shorting the ring to ground has the advantage that it leaves your camera in the half-pressed mode where it will focus and prepareto take a shot. When half-pressed, your camera will stay on, even for super long time intervals. The disadvantage is that sometimes it will keep trying to auto focus,running the battery dead very quickly (AC adapter 'ible coming soon), especially if the flash is on. Manual focus is the easiest fix, but you can make a circuit that connectsthe ring periodically if you want.I elected to use an RCA plug on the other end of my cable, allowing the use of a manual switch (this is a great way to minimize vibration in a long range shot with a slowshutter speed) or the intervalometer or maybe a shot triggered by sound or light in a future circuit.Use whatever construction method you prefer. If you are not worried about ugliness, you can take a page out of my book and go all Rambo with the hot glue gun.For me, an Altoids tin (spearmint) just barely fit all the guts of the circuit with room for a 9v battery. Your mileage may vary.As soon as I got the guts in the case, my circuit started tweaking out. I had to add a cap in parallel with C2 to make it trigger reliably. The schematic reflects this change.Also, the last quarter of my pot's rotation was shorted out, limiting my circuit to 40 sec/min. I suspect this is because it is a cheap log taper. I added an extra cap inparallel with C1 to try and compensate.
Image Notes
1. Tip2. Sleeve3. These are opposite ends of the same cable
Image Notes
1. I recommend NOT using a premade board from Radio Shack. They are coatedwith something to keep the copper shiny that resists soldering. Steel wool helpsif, like me, you don't have any other PCB options

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