Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

Let's talk about Lighting

All about lighting. LED, CFL, Halogen, Other? Questions and info about lighting go here.

Re: Let's talk about Lighting

Post by Chrobry » 14 Sep 2011, 22:13

daniel_reetz wrote:The fact that the BuckPuck gives 5V means it could also trigger CHDK enabled powershots... lots of nice options here.
I'm in the process of building my first DIY Book Scanner. I have chosen the BuckPuck/LED option for my lighting. I would like to use the +5V Reference pin to power my remote triggers. Do I simply connect the +5V Reference pin to the red wire of the USB cable and connect the black wire of the USB cable to the LED- output pin of the BuckPuck? Do I need to place a capacitor across the connection?

Otherwise, I will just buy a step-up converter to boost the voltage from my camera 3V DC power supply to 5V (3V will not trigger my A495's). Any help would be appreciated.

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