12 thoughts on “Remote shutter release doorbell

  1. some of the comments on that site are semi amusing. a few people seem to think their camera might spontaneously combust from doing this…

  2. @digidev


    Look at diode.jpg It’s a crummy solder joint.
    Then look at the link I provided for examples of bad and good solder joints.

  3. @del

    When your camera costs upwards of $1500, you tend to make absolutely positively sure your camera will not implode if you touch it with anything. (and photographers are typically not electricity savvy)

  4. the author suggests a 15-25 watt soldering iron. For me, anything less than 30 watts tends to give me cold solder joints, especially with braided wire.

  5. Hey Guys,
    I’m the one who wrote the tutorial, great that you liked it :) I know that the soldering is, well, shitty. You should be glad I didn’t post a photo of the finished chip, that would have made some of you jump out of the window. It was only important to me that it works, but definetely something that I should improve my skills in. That was the first real project I did, and I hope my soldering will get better. Thanks for the link, Sparky!

  6. Reading this

    “…Now wrap the copper core of the wire around the part you want to connect it to. Put some solder on the tip of your soldering iron so it melts…”

    Makes me want to puke!

  7. I once did something similar to this with a wireless doorbell to make a garage door opener. Good to see someone else ripping apart a wireless doorbell.

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