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| p.1 #10 · DIY - Control your EOS with your Android phone! |
Pixel Perfect wrote:
Let's hope Apple don't claim a prior patent on this (of course with an iOS app).
SUSH! Bite your tongue! I blame you if they do ...lol
I have been using this. Not wireless or free, but it does work
This looks interesting. I've also come across a couple of apps (free) to allow a DSLR to be controlled via IR remote. You may be saying, "but most Android phones don't have an IR transmitter." You would be correct. Also, my 1000D doesn't have an IR receiver in it.
Well, come to find out, a very simple, and cheap, IR transmitter can be built that plugs into the headset / headphone jack on the phone. But some phones don't output enough voltage through this jack to drive the IR LEDs properly. In that case, a wired remote can be made that uses the headset jack.
This site - http://bitshift.bi.funpic.de/ , has schematics and instructions for 4 different types (2 wireless IR, and 2 wired) of adapters. The wired versions don't used the USB jack on the camera, they actually connect to the appropriate remote jack on the body.
I think I'm going to have to build one of the wired versions, and get the appropriate USB cable, and test these two different types of apps to see what works best. Now, if only I can find some detailed instructions on building an IR receiver for my camera.