If you’d like to remotely trigger your point-and-shoot camera, but don’t want to spend much money, this hack is for you. This hack should help you take all the remote photos that you would like (as long as you are in range of the remote control). As with all hacks listed on jcopro, please use this new found power only for good!
What you will need to construct this device is a point-and-shoot camera (I used a Casio Exilim), a tripod (optional, but nice), a Glade automatic air freshener, and a remote control toy that operates at 3 volts DC. I’ve detailed how to obtain these components in the aforementioned links. I used a battery pack from Radio Shack, but the one that comes with an RC toy should work fine as long as it runs on 3 Volts DC.
Hook everything up as described here, but take the air freshener circuitry off of the motor. Connect the leads that used to go to the car’s motor (either one is fine, but use them from the same set) directly to the leads on the air freshener motor. The motor should then turn like it was connected to the air freshener electronics but under control of your RC device. Push the correct button and it will – hopefully- trigger your camera!
Here are the results:
If triggering your camera isn’t a good enough RC air freshener project, check out this remote control “robot” made with 2 air fresheners!
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