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Picture of DIY C3/N3 remote control plug for Canon DSLR
As most of you already know, some Canon DSLR have a dedicated plug for the remote. This is pretty annoying, especially when we want to make a special diy shot controller. The easy way is to buy a cheap remote and cut the plug from it, and there is also the chance to find a remote which has a socket to connect a common 3.5mm audio jack to shot and focus contacts.
I'm sure to have one of them, but I'm not sure where it is ;-) so I decided to DIM (do it myself!) an N3 plug.

Step 1: The reference

Picture of the reference
I'm lucky to already have a compatible shutter remote (which I use for timelapses), this is necessary because we need obviously a reference to model our plug, and we don't want to flow resin into the camera socket, do we?
 
jedikalimero2 months ago

Great instructable. I made another one myself converting a mini XLR connector but your instructable can be adapted to any kind of connector.

mtnredhed2 years ago
On one hand these are cheap enough that I'd probably just buy one for the end. On the other hand, this is a really good technique for creating hard to find/expensive plugs, so good project.
double_g2 years ago
Nice Instructable! I don't have a Canon DSLR but the methods you demonstrate should come in handy with all sorts of electronic plugs!
andrea biffi (author)  double_g2 years ago
yes of course, furthermore I can say this is one of the most difficult because of the very thin space between pins and border.