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buckshot164

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One of the boards he is talking about is the Eagle Eye board.  I do have board blanks.
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No. The board I am talking about is not the eagle eye board however that would work also.

I have another board called the sharp shooter that is specifically setup for this camera. As well as other cams too.
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Here is what my builds look like with the sharp shooter board. The board on top is slave board. And you can see camera externals attach to board for 6v power supply.
Also there is a cord that runs out side of case where a 6v sla connects.

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Cool looking build. I may have to try one once winter hits. [smile]


I have a couple of extra Simple Sniper LCD boards sitting here. They'd work with it too??
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Yes I believe they will work fine. However you will need another board for slave. Not to mention other batteries to operate the boards
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Sorry I didn`t think you wanted that board mentioned. 
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That's ok. It dosent matter if it is.
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Hi all!
I'm pretty new here. My name is Javi, i'm from Spain, and i'm landscape and wildlife photographer. I have 2 trailcams (commercial) but one stopped working suddenly (well, to be honest, with my help...), so i decided to do my own simple trailcam.

I have made a circuit with arduino, a movement sensor and an optocoupler, and i'm trying to find a good camera to hack. I have some bad and old digital cams, one of them es Canon Powershot A70, which is quite similar to the A610 hacked here. I'm having a look at my cam's inside, and i see is quite different. I'd like to show you the concerning parts so you can guide in some manner to get things done properly.


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Thanks in advance!
Javi
http://www.javiroces.es
http://www.javiroces.com

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Whitetail Whittle

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All you should need to soilder to is the power button and the shutter button. And also the battery tabs if you want external batteries.
I suggest taking a small piece of wire and touch the corners of the buttons until you find which 2 contacts it takes to power it up. Do the same thing with the shutter
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Thanks for the help! I understand that in the simplest cases, it could bypass the shutter, leaving the PIR sensor close the circuit on, and when turned on directly take the picture? I do not know in detail the electronic assemblies of your triggers, since my experience is based on ARDUINO, but my thought is that the optocoupler could close the circuit of the camera, making it clicks. Do not know if the drivers that you use on this page control 1. On -> 2. photo -> 3. off, but of course that would be the best option.

The next step in my idea would be to eliminate IR (in this or any other camera) and replace the flash infrared LEDs for night photos ... the filter but that's another story.

p.s.: sorry about my english, i dont use it too much... [smile]

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If I understand your question right you are asking about the control boards that operate the cameras power on/off and shutter.
This can be done with arudino. However all control boards that are sold on this website (not arudino) are already programmed to
1. Turn camera on
2. Shutter pic
3. Turn camera off

As well as other programming options.

I would suggest buying a board from one of our vendors on this site and use it.

You can program aurdino to do same thing.
1. Power Opto closes and "pauses" for programmed amount of time and touches the two power wires together from power button on camera. This powers camera on.
2.Power Opto is released after power up.
3.small pause to make sure camera has booted up properly and charged capacitor inside for night time pics.
4. Shutter Opto closes and "pauses" for programmed amount of time and touches the two shutter wires together from the shutter button on camera.
5. Shutter Opto is released after shuttering pic.
6. Power Opto closes and "pauses" for programmed amount of time and touches the two power wires together from power button on camera. This powers camera off.
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Your help is great, thank you very much [smile]
Unfortunately, i must forget about this project... CCD seems to be broken (good image through LCD, but stripped pictures always). Anyway, i'd like to share this pic just in case anybody wants to use this camera to make a DIY trailcam.

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I love this camera, my first own digicam  [frown]
I'm looking for another interesting camera to continue with this project [smile]
Thanks from Spain

Javi


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