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How to re-construct photo/web camera Genius G-Shot D612 for Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)




Put your cell phone to a kite. Make pictures from the sky.

What is inside photo/web camera Genius G-Shot D612?
How to re-construct it and make it usable for KAP.

This camera doesn't have timer mode, where you can make it to do snapshots every N seconds.
That means you must create external mechanical mechanism, like clockwork, which will
press shutter button, using servo or something like this.
But there is another way - re-construct the way to do snapshots -
solder some wires and get the way to control the camera electronically.

Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612 Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612
Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612 Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612
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Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612 Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612
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Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612 Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612
Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612 Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612
Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612 - Final result. Now we can control non-manually the camera via 3 wires. Now we can add automatic control to it. Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612 - PIC-based timer. View 2.
Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612
Back View.
Power button on the left, Shutter button on the right.

Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612
Schematic of shutter button.
There are two signals on the left side of the button and there are two ground contacts on the right.
Both signals should be connected to the ground simultaneously.
Also they should be connected for 0.5 - 1.5 seconds.
Our assembler program for PIC processors can generate pulses -
approximately every 8.5 seconds it generates 0.5 sec impulse.
Crack and improve photocamera Genius G-Shot D612 - PIC-based timer.
Small size light weight device, which can be used as programmable timer in KAP.


Scheme of PIC-based programmable timer for Kite Aerial Photography (KAP).
Scheme of PIC-based programmable timer for Kite Aerial Photography (KAP).
(Sorry for poor quality of the picture)


PIC12F509_Timer.asm

You can use this program for small-size PICs, like PIC12F509 or PIC12F675.
The code example:

; Simple program in assembler language for PIC processor (PIC12F509)
; from www.RoboHobby.com
; May be used for timer for Kite Aerial Photography (KAP)
; as a timer program.
; Very esy can be corrected for other PICs.
;
; URL: http://www.RoboHobby.com/genius_g-shot_d612.jsp
;
;

list p=12F509
#include
count1 EQU 0x08 ;loop variable
count2 EQU 0x09 ;loop variable
count3 EQU 0x0A ;loop variable
count4 EQU 0x0B ;loop variable
count5 EQU 0x0C ;loop variable
count6 EQU 0x0D ;loop variable
ledset1 EQU 0x11 ;value 1 for output to the port
ledset2 EQU 0x12 ;value 2 for output to the port
GPI2 EQU 0x15 ;GPIO replacement for debug

;**********************************************************
; The program *
;**********************************************************
INDF EQU 00H ;
PCL EQU 02H ;
STATUS EQU 03H ;
GPIO EQU 06H ;
TRISIO EQU 85H ;
FSR EQU 04H ;
ORG 0x00 ;
clrf GPIO ;
movlw b'000101000' ;
bcf STATUS,05 ;
tris 6 ;
movlw 0x17 ;
movwf ledset1 ;
movlw 0x00 ;
movwf ledset2 ;
loop1 movf ledset1,w ;
movwf GPIO ;
cycle1 movlw 0x02 ;
movwf count1 ;
cycle2 movlw 0xFF ;
movwf count2 ;
cycle3 movlw 0xFF ;
movwf count3 ;
cycle4 decfsz count3,f ;
goto cycle4 ;
decfsz count2 ;
goto cycle3 ;
decfsz count1 ;
goto cycle2 ;
loop2 movf ledset2,w ;
movwf GPIO ;
cycle5 movlw 0x2F ;
movwf count4 ;
cycle6 movlw 0xFF ;
movwf count5 ;
cycle7 movlw 0xFF ;
movwf count6 ;
cycle8 decfsz count6,f ;
goto cycle8 ;
decfsz count5 ;
goto cycle7 ;
decfsz count4 ;
goto cycle6 ;
goto loop1 ;
END :
*************************************************



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