Arduino Film Camera Shutter Checker

Recently I bought two used-old film cameras. After cleaning them I realized that the shutter speed could be lagged by the dust, corrosion or oil lack, so I decided to make something for measuring the real exposition time of any camera, because, by my bare eyes, I can’t measure it precisely.This project uses Arduino as the main component for measuring the exposition time. We are going to make an opto couple (IR LED and an IR photo-transistor) and read how much time the camera’s shutter is open. First, I will explain the fast way to achieve our goal and, at the end, we’ll see all the theory behind this project.
List of components:
1 x Film Camera
1 x Arduino Uno
2 x 220 Ω Carbon film resistor
1 x IR LED
1 x Phototransistor
2 x Small breadboards (or 1 big breadboard, big enough to fit the camera in the center)
Many jumpers or cable
*This extra components are needed for the explanation section

1 x Normal Color LED
1 x Momentary push button”


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