Canon DSLR WiFi Remote with ESP8266

Guillermo Amaral shows how to make your own WiFi Canon DSLR Remote:

Having a tripod with you is not always all you need in order to take sharp, good looking pictures. Sometimes in low light conditions, your hand pressing down on the shutter trigger can make the image come out blurry.

So why not mix the power of the ESP8266 with a convenience of a shutter control? That way you could take photos while you’re chilling watching Netflix.

Guillermo shared his board on OSH Park:

Canon WiFiMote

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2 layer board of 1.17×0.89 inches (29.67×22.56 mm).
Shared on January 14th, 2016 09:50.

ESP8266 interface board for Canon E3/N3 Cameras.

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Canon DSLR WiFi Remote with ESP8266

Make a PCB with Fritzing & OSH Park

Fritzing is an open source free downloadable PCB design tool for hobbyists that only allows you to design and export gerbers for two-layer boards. It runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac:

OSH Park Docs: Fritzing


Fritzing + OSH Park = PCB!


Pete Prodoehl of Milwuakee Makerspace and Maker Faire Milwuakee posted yesterday about his experience designing a Teensy LC breakout board with Fritzing and having it made by OSH Park:

I recently created my first “real” printed circuit board. By “real” I mean one that I sent out to get fabricated, not one I did at home by etching it myself. The board is for a Teensy LC, and breaks out most of the pins to screw terminals.

Once all the pieces are in place and connected up I switched to PCB view where you get to see what the actual printed circuit board will look like. […] It will output a whole bunch of files to the folder specified. Once I had this folder I made a ZIP file from it, and named it and uploaded it to OSH Park.


Make a PCB with Fritzing & OSH Park

8-bit Valentine with MeowCAD

abetusk designed an “8-bit” style LED heart with MeowCAD and has shared the board on OSH Park:

8bit heart 20150503

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The LED matrix is controlled by an Atmel ATMega328 microcontroller and the code to scroll text available on GitHub:

GitHub: 8bitheart

The parts list for Digi-Key is also available in that repo: BOM.csv

Here’s a video of the 8-bit heart in action:

abetusk is the creator of MeowCAD:

An online free and open source electronic design tool that runs in your browser.

The 8-bit Heart schematic and layout can viewed and edited on MeowCAD:


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8-bit Valentine with MeowCAD

Quadcopter Running Lights

Matthew Matz recently tweeted about his tutorial to add running lights to the Parallax ELEV-8 quadcopter using a PCB from OSH Park:

Credit: Matt Matz

Running Lights for your ELEV-8 v3

Are you ready to mod your ELEV-8 v3?  This tutorial will show you how to build a set of fully programmable running lights composed of bright RGB LEDs.

Shared Project: ELEV-8 Running Lights Rev2

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Matt Matz recorded a video of the surface mount components being reflowed… it’s magical when all the components snap into place at the end!

Quadcopter Running Lights

OSH Park sponsoring reddit contests


We are pleased to sponsor /r/DIYElectronics contests on reddit:

Each winner will receive a $30 gift code to be used on OSH Park!

The current contest is:

An unconventional clock

The mission here is simple: give me a clock you won’t see in a store.

Perhaps a word clock. A lava lamp water clock. An alarm clock that slaps you in the face and eats your hair (warning: audio). I don’t care.


There are no limits to parts, budget, or size. Your project can be as simple or as complex as you want.

You can use a breadboard, or you can design your own PCB. You decide for yourself whether you want to use a microcontroller. Up to you.


There will be 2 winners, one decided by a voting thread and another decided by a panel of judges.



March 14th


OSH Park sponsoring reddit contests

Star Simpson reimagines Forrest M. Mims classics

Star Simpson is designing PCBs with OSH Park for Forrest M. Mims III classic circuits!  A crowd-funding campaign for Circuit Classics will be coming to Crowd Supply soon:

Circuit Classics

Each circuit depicts an original, traced and hand-drawn schematic created by Forrest Mims for his iconic books “Getting Started in Electronics”, and the “Engineers’ Notebook” series. Every board includes a description of how it works, in Mims’ handwriting, on the reverse side.

Alongside the schematic is the circuit itself. Paired with the components you need to build up timeless examples such as the Dual-LED Flasher, the Stepped Tone Generator, and the Bargraph Voltage Indicator, each board is carefully designed for easy assembly recreating the wonder of learning how electronics work— whether it’s your first soldering project or your fifty-thousandth.

The Dual LED Flasher

Photo by Star Simpson (@starsandrobots)
Photo by Star Simpson (@starsandrobots)

The Atari Punk Console

Photo by Star Simpson (@starsandrobots)

The Bar Graph Voltage Indicator

Photo by Star Simpson (@starsandrobot)


Star Simpson tweeted:

People are asking me what font that is. It’s no font: that’s Mims’ handwriting. Exactly as in his books.

Forrest M. Mims III replied:

That’s right, Star. Circuits from the original “Engineer’s Notebook” were printed and illustrated using India ink on Mylar.

We leave you with this sage advice:

Always have a board in fab.

-Star Simpson


Star Simpson reimagines Forrest M. Mims classics