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Figure 18 - The mounting hook is bolted to the project box
Figure 18 - The mounting hook is bolted to the project box

To affix the mounting hook to the project box, I had to open the cover, pull out all of the components one more time and then drill the appropriate bolt holes. The steel part had to be bent in such a way that when the Clap Snap was hooked in place, it would not interfere with any of the camera controls or focusing hardware.



Figure 19 - The mounting hook just drops into the strap clip
Figure 19 - The mounting hook just drops into the strap clip

I also set the project box at an angle so that the visible LEDs would be clearly visible across a room. This simple mounting system has been working perfectly, although it may not be the optimal solution for all of the Nikon camera models. Of course, the Clap Snap can still be placed standing up anywhere near the camera as long as the line of site between the infrared sensor and LED is not more than 10 feet.

Overall I am very pleased with the way this project turned out, and it certainly does the job it was designed to do. When I decide to build version # 2, I will probably add real voice activation, multiple timer modes, a full backlit LCD screen, a keypad menu system, and external jacks for long range triggering, and special FX modes for time laps or tricky stop motion shots. For now, I am enjoying the current version, which is being used for taking the photos that you see on this website.

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