This is the elegant way to trigger a compact camera equipped with a hot shoe.
This support was designed by Ramon Pallarés for his Panasonic LX5 but it can also be used with most compacts with a hot shoe.
Four pieces of 4 copper coated epoxy sheet are soldered together and a small servo is glued in the right position. We've done the soldering, all you have to do is the glueing. The support comes with a small servo.