My project is to fire the shutter of 8 disposable cameras at the same moment in order to capture an action from several different perspectives at the same moment (think "bullet time" in The Matrix).
Now I am very new to Arduinos/Electronics, however I have gotten myself through an Arduino 2560 Starter kit and the best solution I've found in my mind is to trigger the solenoids via a 5v relay so I don't blow up my arduino.
I've found an 8-channel SRD-05VDC-SL-C relay.
The solenoids I am looking at are:
Solenoid repelling 0.18 N/mm 2 N/mm 12 Vdc 1.1 W
https://www.conrad.com/ce/en/product/50 ... archDetail
These will then be mounted on top of the disposable camera to push the plastic button. You can see it here:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/images/ima ... 906263.jpg
So the required amperage is watts divided by volts right? So I will need a 12vdc power source with 100mA or will I need to have 800mA capability (8 solenoids at 100mA at same time)? What kind of device could I plug into the wall to connect to the relay to power this? Or what kind of device could I use to power it without a wall outlet?
Thanks for the help (apologies for stupid questions).