dtic wrote:I tried a bare bones servo trigger. It is pretty reliable so far. The metal strips I've secured the spring and camera mount to are bendable, which makes it easy to fine tune the camera button position.
I have removed the electronics from the servo, just like in your setup, and use a battery for power and a switch.
The spring used above is of course overkill but was the only one at hand. The servo is so small that I bet a safety pin plus a rubber band would work as well. The servo only needs to be pulled back up a few milimeters.
this metal strips are a nice idea i will buy next time some, i would suggest for the long term to have a mechanical stop the servos are able to make some pressure and this maybe could kill the trigger button in the long term
@jck57 the downsize is that cheap cams does not allow you to set parameters manual, chdk fixes this problem and then you will have usb remote triggering also
hacking with chdk seams for me a lot easier and you earn a lot of extras, but if you have a expensive camera and don't won't to play with ptpcam or similar software, i can say it's working reliable, i spend for 2 a495 75â‚¬ per pice and have 10MP per page, but if you need a dslr for private use and hoping an new software developments that will make single camera scanner easy to use (dewraping currently makes huge steps)
then you can decide? 150â‚¬ which can be invest in a dslr