Universal Camera Controller Board
RSP3i and RSP4i Wiring Methods for Digital Cameras
Universal board supports "hardwired" cameras
(digital and 35mm). A list of supported cameras and PIC
control chips can be found by clicking
here. "Hardwired" means you have to modify the
camera in order the be remote controlled by the PixController Universal
board. This is not a hard process to do in most cases, and we
include step-by-step examples on how to do this.
The RSP3i and RSP4i wiring methods are similar to the RSP
method, but this method uses the internal batteries of the
camera, and not an external battery supply. The term RSP3i
means the "RSP" method with 3 wire internally wired
battery, and RPS4i means the "RSP" method with 4
wire internally wired battery.
Caution! Please keep in
mind that if you modify a camera for use with the
PixController Universal board, or any other PixController
board we are not responsible for any damage to your camera.
This can be a delicate process, and if you do not have any
experience in working with small electronic devices, and you
are not comfortable with soldering please get some help when
taking on a project like this. In most cases you will also
void the warranty of your camera. If you do not feel
comfortable modifying a digital camera we suggest you look at
our RS-232 Universal controller,
which will no require you to modify the camera.
RSP3i & RSP4i
"Lens Cover Slide - Power On/Off" - The
below shown digital camera is the popular Olympus
D-380 digital camera. This is a good example of a
"Lens Cover Slide Power On/Off" digital camera. To
turn the camera on/off you open/close the lens cover slide.
The PixController Universal will simulate this action when you
wire to the appropriate contacts inside the camera. If you
have a camera that is not on our list
then please choose the RSP3i-U
PIC chip. This PIC chip is basically a generic control chip
for this type of digital camera.
With this method you will wire the Lens Cover Slide switch
(power on/off), shutter, refresh (auto focus), common or
camera ground to the PixController Universal board. The phone
style connector on the Universal board has all of these
The RSP4i method can be a faster method to trigger the camera
upon a PIR event. It will put the camera into a more ready
state to shutter a photo, but the disadvantages are that it
requires 4 wires and not 3.
Wire only Shutter, Power On/Off, and Common/Ground
Wire Shutter, Refresh, Power On/Off, and Common/Ground
RSP3i and RSP4i method
connected to the Universal boards Camera
RSP3i and RSP4i method
connected to the Universal boards Phone