Richard Lord is an engineer, author, and photographer whose article series on an innovative digital camera controller project will begin in the October issue of Circuit Cellar. Lord’s Photo-Pal design is an electronic flash-trigger camera controller built around a Microchip Technology PIC16F873. It features four modes of operation: triggered shutter, triggered flash, multiple flash, and time lapse. Now you too can take sound-triggered photos.
- Member Name: Richard H. Lord
- Location: Durham, NH, United States
- Education: BS Electrical Engineering 1969, MS Biomedical Engineering, 1971
- Occupation: Retired electronics hardware design engineer
- Member Status: Richard said he has subscribed to Circuit Cellar for at least 14 years, maybe longer.
- Technical Interests: Richard’s interests include photography, model railroading, and microcontroller projects.
- Most Recent Embedded Tech-Related Purchase: Richard’s most recent purchase was a Microchip Technology dsPIC30F4013 digital signal controller.
- Current Project: Richard is working on a Microchip PIC16F886-based multipurpose front panel interface controller.
- Thoughts on the Future of Embedded Technology: “With the ready availability of prepackaged 32-bit processor modules, it’s easy to forget there are many applications where 8-bit controllers are more appropriate”, Richard said. He continued by saying he gets a lot of enjoyment from the challenge of working within the capabilities and constraints of the smaller microcontrollers.