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Trigger Your Camera Using Automatic Air Freshener Parts
Per an earlier post, Glade was nice enough to provide a very hackable set of components in their “automatic spray” air freshener. Once I had the components in hand, an obvious use was for a remote camera trigger. After some work in the shop, here are the results:
remote trigger trial 4.wmv
What you see in the above video is an early feasibility test (there’s a better video later), but I eventually got everything mounted securely and put it on a tripod.
Once I had the components from the air freshener free, setting it up as a remote trigger was surprisingly easy. Taking a piece of 1/2″ and a piece of 3/4″ plywood that I had around from some other projects, I cut the 3/4 inch plywood to a 2 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ rectangle and the 1/2 inch plywood to a 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ rectangle. I put the 3/4″ plywood on the bottom and nailed the 1/2 inch plywood to the back of it as shown to the right.
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The following is a video of the “completed” project. The whole thing is definitely a prototype, but for something hacked together I’ll call it complete for now.
remote trigger tripod2.wmv
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Pretty good idea!:)
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- YouTube - remote trigger tripod2.wmv
- YouTube - remote trigger trial 4.wmv