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guides:hacking_a_olympus_mju_300_camera [2008/01/04 00:20]
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guides:hacking_a_olympus_mju_300_camera [2008/07/19 23:33] (current)
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 ===== IR transmitter ===== ===== IR transmitter =====
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-  * Step 8 - This is the IR transmitter,​ I haven'​t yet adapted it but the plan is to bypass the on switch with a wire soldered between so that the transmitter is always on and remove the 3v cell instead replace this with power supplied by a GPIO. Just turn the GPIO on, it powers the transmitter which triggers the camera to take the picture.+  * This is the IR transmitter,​ I haven'​t yet adapted it but the plan is to bypass the on switch with a wire soldered between so that the transmitter is always on and remove the 3v cell instead replace this with power supplied by a GPIO. Just turn the GPIO on, it powers the transmitter which triggers the camera to take the picture.
  
 ===== Wiring the shutter switch ===== ===== Wiring the shutter switch =====
  
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 +  * We are going to bypass the shutter switch on the top of the camera (the push button on the left of the camera). The theory is that the camera runs at 3v (check with a multimeter) and when the push button is pressed it connects a circuit which triggers the camera. So instead of linking the circuit, we attach a GPIO to one side and the other side to GND, when we toggle the GPIO high (2.8v) it'll be as if the button had been depressed and trigger the camera.
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 +  * In this case the push button has 5 contacts, 2 on the left and 3 on the right. Through some trial and error I found that if you link the two contacts on the left together and then briefly touch the joined wires to the top pad on hte right you simulate the button being pressed and the picture is taken. Attaching this to the flight computer will again need a little bit of work (either use a multimeter to work out which wire should be the GPIO and GND or by a little bit of risky trial and error) but we should now be able to control the camera from the flight computer, toggling a GPIO high briefly, triggering the shutter.
  
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   * The finished product - to test insert the battery and an XD card and one turned on, turn off the flash and touch the two wires together briefly and the camera will focus and take a picture.   * The finished product - to test insert the battery and an XD card and one turned on, turn off the flash and touch the two wires together briefly and the camera will focus and take a picture.
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