DIY: Nikon IR remote in a Lego

Here’s a little DIY project for you Nikon shooters out there. Certain models of the Nikon DSLR support IR remotes, but to buy an actual “Nikon” brand remote from your local camera shoppe will set you back around $40. Why not build one yourself instead?

This project requires a little more skill then most; you have to be able to manufacture a PCB and program a microcontroller. This could be problematic if you don’t already have the necessary gear, so that $40 might not seem such a bad idea. The person who created this project on Instructables did a far better job explaining it then I can, so head on over there and check it out. I’d do one myself, but my camera doesn’t support IR.