How to Build Your Own Flash Trigger with an Arduino

by admin May 2, 2017 at 10:34 pm

I recently needed a way to trigger a flash from an Electron app, but there wasn’t anything out there that suited my needs… so I built my own.

At first I thought there would be a flash with a simple bluetooth interface, and there is. Unfortunately, none of these flashes have a public API, and some even go to the trouble of encrypting their bluetooth messages. What the heck?!

I don’t have much experience with Arduino development, or electronics in general, but the market forced me into it! Fortunately, this project is about as simple as it gets. If this is your first time tinkering with Arduino, it’s a good place to start.

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