K80-MSP Arduino Camera
by Alex Burgess
I wanted to create a camera which could capture a very short moment, from 1 to 5 seconds, in a unique way. My camera uses Arduino to trigger the nine 35mm compact film cameras in a variety of ways, including:
- Randomly shooting each camera, with a delay of half a second, five seconds or ten seconds between them
- Shooting in patterns (the middle camera fires first, followed by a delay, and then the outer 'ring' of cameras, for example).
- Firing all at the same time.
Completed Test Fire
I hoped that by creating a bespoke camera, which changed the camera's original use to something different, I could create some unique images.
I experimented by taking portraits, as well as going on extremely short 'journeys', such as going under children's play equipment during the duration of image capturing.