Point-and-Shoot Camera Shutter Release from an Air Freshener

This device is both a tripod-mounted holder for a point-and shoot camera, and a method for triggering it remotely.  As used here, Glade Automatic Spray air fresheners have some interesting internal components that allow them to be used to, say, push a button.  I this case, it’s an older Casio Exilim camera:wireless-air-freshener-camera-triggerThe gears/motor are from the air freshener, and how it got to this state is explained in more detail here.  If that wasn’t enough, you can hook up a cheap RC car controller to make it wireless.  I you just want some (low quality) footage of the device in action, just hit “read more.”

As also seen on Hackaday.com