RANDOM TIMER

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  1. thomashibbard

    thomashibbard TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    I would like a random timer for a camera. Does such a thing exist?

    I would like to have the availability to operate the shutter within a specific frame of time. Say, a few shots ramdomly exposed between two and seven seconds. Or between two seconds and a few hours. Something like this.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you.
    Thomas
     
  2. You could rig a remote shutter on a cable, and then build one of those Lego robots. I believe they have a random number generator.
     
  3. RyanLilly

    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice! I love the Idea of making toys into actual useful gadgets.
     
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    Coldow91 TPF Noob!

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    yeah you would have to use a microprocessor (basic stamp, or lego or whatever,) that can generate random number and code it and wire it so that it would expose for a certain amount of time based on the number (for example if number is even [divisible by 2] then expose for 2 seconds if odd expose for 7 seconds, or whatever)

    that is how I would start going about it, or thinking about it
     
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    could you explain more? What would it be used for?
     
  6. thomashibbard

    thomashibbard TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for your replies! It took a long time to check back in here after your initial suggestions, so I doubt anyone will still be reading this to hear my thanks.

    In any case, that side of the project sort of got scratched. I also came up with idea of toys; seems fun.

    Even though I didn't get any photographs this way, I still got some nice concept sketches of one of those stovetop-hatted "water drinking" redbirds tapping the shutter button with his nose.

    Thanks again!
    Thomas
     

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