Lego meets the Sony NEX-5

pikaSony’s NEX-5 is amazing as is, but it’s about to get a little bit better. A Digital Photography Review forum member who goes by the handle “cubie” has created a Lego shutter release for the camera. The nerdy-chic modification simultaneously pays tribute to Lego and Pokemon, all while effectively activating your shutter.

The creator attached a few IR LEDs (which he found in an old remote control) to the top of a camera’s IS sensor and attached them to a headphone jack. It’s audio-triggered, so when it sounds through the audio patch cable, the shutter release is activated and your photo is taken with the help of a Lego Pikachu. Unfortunately, the average photographer might find the process overly complicated, but if there are any gifted gadget geeks in your inner circle, looks like you’ve found their newest project.

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