Tag: hot glue
Today I wanted to do some long-time exposures. Since I can only choose exposure times of up to 30 seconds, I have to use the so called “bulb” mode, which just exposes as long is I keep the button pressed. I can not hold perfectly still for tens (or tons) of minutes, so I usedTutorial (german) as an inspiration and built my own remote release trigger using a small wood piece as a base, a button and a switch, a cable with a 2.5mm jack I got from an infrared receiver and loads of hot glue to make it comfortable to hold. Have a look.
This should also fit for most other cameras of the Canon EOS series, but there are some exceptions.
The heart is made out of some metal that I got from an old hard disk case. I created two equal halves by first sawing out the rough shape from both metal pieces and then sticking them together so I was able to perform the fine working steps on both pieces equally. Then I sawed out the notches for the two magnets. They had to fit really tight because they would be the fastener of the bracelet.
Once the rough metalwork was done I started with the wires. I used phone wire because it is soft and colourful. Once the insulation was removed from the ends of the wires, they could be soldered to the heart pieces by using a hot air gun to heat up the metal and then just the good old soldering iron. The critical point is the length of the wires. Because of the shape of the heart the wires are of varying length. Also, approximating the wrist of my girlfriend was quite hard because every millimeter matters, but I was lucky.
Lastly, I used hot glue to glue the magnets to the heart pieces and to seal off the soldered area from the skin. The hot glue also makes the back side of the heart pieces nice and flat and soft so it is comfortable to wear.
I hope I could give you some Ideas on how to do this on your own. If you have any Ideas and want me to try to put them into practice, tell me! I’d love to!
Meanwhile, it is broken and I threw it away because I don’t want to be reminded of a girfriend who betrayed me and lied to me.