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Hack a Garage Remote Into a Wireless Shutter Release Button

This inexpensive camera hack turns a garage door opener into a wireless shutter remote with a 150 foot range–perfect for the awesome light paintings the tutorial author creates.

Courtesy of Sawo at Enlightpaintment, we have this clever tutorial that takes a cheap garage door open and coverts it for use with a Canon camera as a remote trigger. It’s a great way to easily trigger your camera at a significant distance which is important for the kind of light painting that Sawo is doing.

Check out the video above to see how he builds it and then hit up this link to see how he uses it in the field.

[via DIY Photography]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/14/12

Comments (1)

  1. mikebravo

    So, where are the links to the hardware he said he would provide at the end of the video??

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