Make Your Own Camera Foot Switch In 5 Minutes

Make Your Own Camera Foot Switch In 5 Minutes

Joelle Alcaidinho
Jan 19, 2011

We can totally relate to the author of this Instructable over the desire to take pictures hands-free without using a self-timer. Having a remote that you can use with your foot is incredibly handy, especially when it comes to photographing DIY projects. Follow these simple instructions to create your own camera foot switch in a whopping 5 minutes.

Our old friend (we've never met him, he just feels like a friend) Instructables member Randy Sarafan author of "62 Projects to Make With a Dead Computer," has brought us yet another awesome DIY project. In this Instructable he shows us how to make a camera foot switch, suitable for most DSLRs in 5 minutes using a few parts from Radio Shack.

To make this project you will need (we've included the Radio Shack part numbers to make it easy, but any electronics store will work for these items): a 3/32" mono plug (part # 274-0289), a sustain foot pedal (part # 42-4053), and a 20' stereo 1/4" female to 1/8" male cable (part # 42-2561).

Only light soldering is needed and it is a quick (remember 5 minutes) and easy project. We are eager to make our own and can hardly wait for the weekend to break out the soldering iron! This switch will do everything we need it to and is an easy and inexpensive project...what more could we ask?

Check out the project on Instructables for the complete instructions.

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(Images Instructables user Randy Sarafan licensed for use under Creative Commons)

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