Back when I first started this site I made a very simple “rig” for doing timelapses on the new (at the time) app Vine. Check it out here. Now the latest big app is called BeMe, and it also has an interesting way to begin recording; you have to cover the proximity sensor. Its designed like this so that you always will be near the phone and it will be your perspective when recording, and you’re not allowed to do anything else! Challenge accepted. Video after the Jump.
Here is my very quick BeMe remote shutter.
- Arduino Pro Mini 5V
- FTDI Programmer
- Micro Servo 9g
- 9V Adapter
- 9V Battery
- Flexible Throwaway Phone Case.
- Wireless Transmitter Relay system
- Large Button
- Lipo Voltage Boost/Regulator
- LiPo Battery
- About 1-2 Hours of Fun Time.
Right now since its so hacked together the RF doesn’t like to communicate when the servo moves which means it drops out when you trigger it. As a quick fix I modified the code to just trigger and wait the minimum time for the BeMe to post. As a real fix I could add a transistor to power the servo so that when its not moving its powered off.