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Toxic Candy writes – “This is a modification of a CANON A80 digital camera. It adds a wired remote control for focus and release button so the camera can be triggered without shaking it. Plus, you can lock the functions.”Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. RandomUser999 says:

    Nice job on that. I tried this a while back and killed my camera somehow – so for the replacement I used an external solenoid – not as slick as your system though:

  2. Anonymous says:

    Anybody know if this would work on an A520? I’m assuming so but want to be sure before I tear my baby open.