Freeware Bluetooth Smartphone Remote for Your DSLR

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Freeware Bluetooth Smartphone Remote for Your DSLR
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YaNiS EOS is a free app, currently in beta, written by “Manis,” a physics student at the University of Luxembourg. The hardware stack consists of an Arduino, a USB host shield, and an SPP-compatible Bluetooth module.

The miniaturized version he shows off here uses a SparkFun ProMini 3.3v, a matching USB shield from Circuits@Home, and a SparkFun BlueSMiRF, respectively, plus a small LiPo battery pack.

Attached to the mini USB port on his Canon 1000D via a standard-to-mini adapter, it’s a bit of an ungainly package, but it’s completely self-contained, and provides full wireless aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, focus, and other controls.

The app is a free download from Android Market. The Arduino sketch is posted at Google Code. Build notes are available on Manis’s personal blog. [Thanks, Matt Mets!]

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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