Category: Electronics

DIY Dew Heater

In addition to the dew heater controller, an electric heating element is needed.  The heating element is wrapped around a camera lens and gently warms it to prevent moisture from condensing on the lens. Nichrome wire will be used as the heating element.  This wire is very effective at converting electric current to heat, and is…

By Rob March 4, 2017 0

Dew Heater Controller

Ever spend all night shooting a Milky Way time-lapse only to discover the next morning that your lens got fogged up and ruined most of you shots?  No?  Just me?  Ok well just in case you’re ever in such a situation, you might find this DIY dew heater project useful. The goal of this project is…

By Rob February 13, 2017 0

Motion Controller

This motion controller can control up to three stepper motor axes for pan, tilt, dolly, etc. motion.  The design consists of a motor control and driver board, and a handheld user interface with LCD display. Motion Controller The brain of the motion rig controller is an Arduino microcontroller.  Arduinos are simple to program, are cheap, and are…

By Rob February 12, 2017 0