John Edgar Park has a trigger mouth!

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John Edgar Park has a trigger mouth!

We love John Park, we really do, but as David Letterman likes to say: “That boy ain’t hooked up right.” Or, at least he wasn’t until he came up with this ingenious little button for triggering his camera while doing project photography for our Dremel Around the Maker Workshop series. He writes:

I pulled apart an old phone headset to reuse the 2.5mm plug and wire to build my remote camera trigger. I plugged it into my Canon’s remote jack, then determined which wire to short for the shutter release. I shoot in manual focus, so I ignored the wire that triggers auto focus. The switch is an arcade button and seems to be immune to saliva. Bonus!

May we say: Ew… (And, nice little hack, John Boy!)

2 thoughts on “John Edgar Park has a trigger mouth!

  1. drewski_brewski says:

    One could also connect a length of rubber tubing to a small low-pressure switch for a more ergonomic experience.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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