With the progress that I have made with the Sunpak AP-200W, I thought it would be nice to write software to control it. I currently have available the commands to tilt up/Down, Pan left/Right. Number of pictures and interval.
Well, here are some screenshots. of how it looks I will post video of it working with the Sunpak Pan/Tilt head. I will also publish all working Arduino files and vb.Net Project.
Yes! I have made progress. Now the Sunpak has a demo mode. completely autonomous. When it is plugged in it starts a Demo mode. Here is a Video I took. Sorry for bad quality i grabbed the first cam i saw and it was a little FujiFilm J10.
Well today I started to edit the sketch that will control the firmware for the Sunpak AP-200W. I have made progress. I have full control of motors and the LEDs’. I’m trying to get the IR sensors to work, but can’t seem to decide whether or not it should be controlled by IR or push buttons or even serial communication. Right now all this arduino sketch is doing is tilting and panning. Next version will implement button presses and Ir signals (Remote). Continue reading Sunpak AP-200W Arduino Hack (Part 3)→
Last week i found this Sunpak AP-200W.It had no remote. After trying to find the remote at a few shops, i decided that it might be a good chance to see if i could adapt an Arduino to it. In its original state the product brochure says that it is Auto Panning, it tilts and also provides Zoom /Record feature. there is no way to program it. Something i was looking for to make some panning/tilting time-lapses. Enter the Arduino. My idea is to be able to program some routines. Well i will report what keeps happening from here on out.