Sunday, March 15, 2009

DIY Multi Angle Photo Tray

First of all.. Lets see the result
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How it is made

1, Cut your Cat5e cable and take out one of the wires.

2, Remove the plastic cover, You just need the copper wire.
(as I said in the video, this save you money if you have some used/old network cable laying around)

3, Separate the spinning tray and use a staplers to mount the copper wire onto the bottom of the tray (like below photo).
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Click here to see larger size
I mount it like this because I want to take 8 photos with 45 degree increment of each photo in one spin. (Remember, this is just a prototype, please don't complain it is ugly)

4, Make sure one end of the copper wire is soldered onto the metal plate
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5, Solder another wire onto the metal wheel above the metal plate and leave the other end longer to solder onto the remote in step 8.
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6, Make a hook with copper wire on the base of the tray like below, leave one end of the wire longer so it can be solder onto the remote in step 8.
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7, Now you can put the base back onto the tray, make sure when it spin the hook can touch each copper wire (like photos below).
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8, Finally, solder both end of the wire from step 5 and step 6 onto the shutter button of the remote.
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Now set your camera to remote control mode and test it out.


Other thoughts:
you can use a motor to allow the wheel to spin itself which makes it completely automatic.

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