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The Sound Trigger system..

Sound Trigger System

Usually you need to press a button (Shutter release) to take a photo, but there are other ways to take photos such as timeing mode and the way we will talk about “Sound Trigger System” so What is it?

Sound Trigger System: In a simple words, some thing let you camera fire or releass it’s shutter when it detict any sounds.

In this artical i will show you how i create my Sound Trigger system.

[0] Shutter Release Cord. ($8 from Amazon.com).
[0] Any sound detection toy. ($3.5 from local toy’s shop)
[0] Some electrical tools..
    1. Soldering Flux.
    2. Soldering iron.
    3. Rosin Core Solder.
    4. Plastic terminal blocks. (Wire Connectors)
[0] Some knowledge in electricity. (Basic information)

The Shutter Release Cord.

A bird toy that start singing when it detect a sound.

Electrical tools

Start with:
[0] Unscrews the toy and find it’s parts and the functionalty of each.
    1. The sound detector.
    2. The speaker.

[0] Unscrews the Shutter Release Cord and find it’s parts and the functionalty of each.
i could’t open mine so i break it.

[0] Here i just did some electical Weld job.
The problem was that you need to press the shutter release on the remote half way down to set focus, then press all-way down to release the shutter, so i just turnover the the focus function.

[0] Packing-up the remote.

[0] The final shape, i add the On/Off switch (1) for more control.

The resault:
Here are some resaults and the studio set-up.
The Studio set-up

Sample images

For more photos, please visit my Flickr: Hawee-Ta3kees


🙂 Feel free to visit my Flickr: Hawee Ta3kees

  1. November 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I’ve never been fond of capturing using a trigger, however, I think it’s probably going to allow me to capture photographs that I can’t otherwise capture without luck. Thanks for posting this setup!

    • November 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm

      I am working to improve/enhance this ,,, it’s slow .. I need to be faster…

  2. November 30, 2010 at 1:32 am

    hi I was fortunate to discover your theme in wordpress
    your post is wonderful
    I get much in your blog really thank your very much
    btw the theme of you website is really impressive
    where can find it

  3. November 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    hay.. happy to know that like my blog..

    regarding the theme, it’s called “INove” by mg12, i hope this help you.

  4. December 15, 2010 at 5:17 am

    Hey, i think you visited my website so here i am!.I am trying to find things to improve my website!Is it ok if i use some of the things i saw here?!

  5. January 13, 2011 at 2:28 am

    I can’t believe your blog isn’t more popular. The information you give here would be useful to many people if you were only ranked better in Google. I found your site through a friend of mine or even I wouldn’t have came.

  6. Neerdy Danbo
    January 14, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Hi Ali, Did you find any way to improve this kit ? am also trying to find simple way to build a sensitive sound trigger …

    • January 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      Hi, infact you may need to use a microfone and more sound sensitive kit, i fond that the motion is faster than the detecting/responsing to the sound and sending the command to the triger. But you may get better result if you have other kit than what i use.


  1. November 4, 2010 at 8:46 pm

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