How To Make A Canon DSLR IR Remote Key Chain That You Will Never Lose

Sep 7, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

How To Make A Canon DSLR IR Remote Key Chain That You Will Never Lose

Sep 7, 2014

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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IR remotes are great! They are great for selfies; they are great for long exposures where you don’t want to move the camera while pressing the shutter and they are great for controlling a camera via a Smarphone. The only thing is that you can never find one when you need it.

Ilya Titov was frustrated enough to make the word smallest DSLR IR remote* that also doubles as a keychain using an Attiny85 microcontroller and a few other random electronics.

The instructions have the PCB layout, the list of components and the relevant code. Being such a small project it is a perfect candidate for any photographers who wants to take on makering.

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Best of all, the remote contains an easter egg in the form of a logo, which would only be possible if you actually made one your own.

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For the full build, as well as a pretty creative use for a printbot, head over to Ilya’s post.

* We have not really checked them all, actually, I think it is bigger than some, but that only means the awesomeness has more space to expand.

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11 responses to “How To Make A Canon DSLR IR Remote Key Chain That You Will Never Lose”

  1. Tim Wong Avatar
    Tim Wong

    Loose or lose?

  2. Jerry Fil Avatar
    Jerry Fil

    “How to Make a DSLR IR Remote keychain that will put you on the no fly list after being questioned by the TSA”

  3. Laughs Avatar
    Laughs

    Yeah, it’s “lose”. Pretty much makes me not read the entire article, skip down here to comment, then mark,the site to not come back to.

    1. Anthony Thurston Avatar
      Anthony Thurston

      If you stop reading an entire site for a silly word typo, you sir are an idiot. Seriously, you have never had a typo before? By your criteria are there ANY sites on the web left on your reading list?

      1. Rick Scheibner Avatar
        Rick Scheibner

        Actually, it might be a typo (unintended keystroke) or it might be the wrong word used because the author/editor wasn’t sure. Since this is a somewhat common grammatical/spelling error, I’m guessing the latter.

        1. Rick Avatar
          Rick

          Or it may be a case of English not being the author’s primary language. Honestly, how many readers here could write in a second language without the occasional grammar bust?

          1. Rick Scheibner Avatar
            Rick Scheibner

            If I’m writing an article in a language other than my first, I’m making sure that an editor picks that stuff up. It’s important.

          2. Rick Avatar
            Rick

            You realize this is a blog, don’t you? Blogs generally don’t utilize that level of resources. Editing is whatever the word processor catches.

          3. Rick Scheibner Avatar
            Rick Scheibner

            It’s still not an excuse for basic editing errors. At the very least, it’s not an excuse for not correcting them when they’re pointed out. I stand by my original comment. If I’m writing in a language other than my own, I’m going to have somebody else take a look at it before I submit it.

  4. sillyxone Avatar
    sillyxone

    Also, if your smartphone has an IR port (e.g. LG G2, Galaxy S4, …), you already have one that is almost with you all the time.