Raspberry Pi Pico : Pentax K1000 Remote Shutter

About the project

I’ll be using the Raspberry Pi PICO and Arduino Nano to make a infrared remote shutter for an old film camera.

Project info

Difficulty: Moderate

Platforms: ArduinoRaspberry PiPython

Estimated time: 2 days

License: GNU General Public License, version 3 or later (GPL3+)

Items used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi Pico Raspberry Pi Pico x 1
Arduino Nano V3 Arduino Nano V3 x 1
Half-size Breadboard Half-size Breadboard x 1
Breadboard - Full-size (bare) Breadboard - Full-size (bare) x 1
Infrared Receiver Module Infrared Receiver Module x 1
micro servo SG90 micro servo SG90 x 1
NPN transistor S8050 NPN transistor S8050 x 1
Metal Film Resistor Melf 3k9 204 0.4w Metal Film Resistor Melf 3k9 204 0.4w x 1
15K Ohm 0.5 Watt Metal Film Resistor 15K Ohm 0.5 Watt Metal Film Resistor x 1
100 Ohm 0.5 Watt Metal Film Resistor 100 Ohm 0.5 Watt Metal Film Resistor x 2
Diode Rectifier - 1a, 50v (1n4001) Diode Rectifier - 1a, 50v (1n4001) x 1
Led - Basic Red 3mm Led - Basic Red 3mm x 1
Led - Basic Blue 5mm Led - Basic Blue 5mm x 1
Any remote that transmits an Infrared Signal Any remote that transmits an Infrared Signal x 1
USB A cable USB A cable x 1
jumper wires male to male and male to female jumper wires male to male and male to female x 1
5V Relay  hk4100f-dc5v 5V Relay hk4100f-dc5v x 1
power bank (5V) or 9V battery power bank (5V) or 9V battery x 1

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Software apps and online services

GitHub GitHub https://github.com/wjltech/pentax-k1000-remote-shutter
Tinkercad Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com/
Thingiverse Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4875785
Thonny Thonny

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Anet Ender 3 3D Printer Anet Ender 3 3D Printer or any other 3D printer or use an online 3D printing service x 1
Side Cutters Side Cutters x 1
Soldering Iron Soldering Iron x 1
Hot Glue Gun Hot Glue Gun x 1
X-ACTO Blade X-ACTO Blade x 1
Electric Drill Electric Drill x 1
Drill bit set Drill bit set x 1

Story


Hi! Thanks for checking out this project. I decided to make this project because I wanted a longer range shutter release than what was on offer for these old school film cameras which at the time of writing is a 1 meter long cable. So, I decided to make one using an electrical circuit and a simple micro servo.


Thanks for checking out the project!

Schematics, diagrams and documents

Fritzing schematic

PNG of breadboard circuit

CAD, enclosures and custom parts

Thingiverse

3D print models and files and Fritzing schematic

Go to download

Code

Pentax K1000 Film Camera Remote Shutter

Credits

Photo of wjltech

wjltech

I review tech, and really enjoy building things with electronics!

   

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