Connecting a Canon DSLR camera to Computer wirelessly

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Davemorl
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Connecting a Canon DSLR camera to Computer wirelessly

Post by Davemorl » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:37 pm

Hi all,

I currently own a Canon 700d DSLR that i use for astrophotography and I am looking for advice on ideas and feasibility?

I currently attach my camera to my laptop using a long USB cable for remote control of the camera to a programe called APT see link:

https://www.ideiki.com/astro/Default.aspx

This allows the camea to be used in live view and also tranfer files of around 25Mb along with sending commands to control the camera.

My idea if possible would be to create a USB wifi withr possibly EP8266, or Wipy to connect to the camera and the have this to wirelessly connect to the computer and for this softeware to recognise that it is connected as a mass storage device?

Is there any similar projects that I could use as a starting point or is there an easier solution?

Thanks in advance.
Dave

kevinkk525
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Re: Connecting a Canon DSLR camera to Computer wirelessly

Post by kevinkk525 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:53 pm

I wouldn't make it that complicated and rely on existing software for USB over IP like: https://www.virtualhere.com/usb_server_software
You can just attach the camera to a Raspberry Pi and use it on your PC like it was locally connected.

I used such a system (but not with a camera) years ago with a different software. can't remember which though :D
Kevin Köck
Micropython Smarthome Firmware (with Home-Assistant integration): https://github.com/kevinkk525/pysmartnode

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