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Camera Mods

Hey guys, ive seen a few posts where people have said they have moded the ez camera to run off the ez board / main power supply, and removed the need for a power switch etc, but cant find any details on how to perform them.

Anyone got any details on how to do these? Or even better a video?

Cheers

Matt

#1  
There is a tutorial video on this site. I have done two cameras and before the mod they were very flaky. But, after the mod, they have been rock solid.

hope this helps.

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#5  
You got it winstn60 - I followed what you did and it works beautifully.
#6  
I am a little late. sorry. I was going to say that both were fine. I did cut the battery off of it because it is so small and doesn't really do much. But, it works GREAT, doesn't it?
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#7  
So can the camera safely handle to 5v connected tothe battery terminals? Or should you really step down the voltage?
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#8  
A little late possibly but my camera has been running on +5v since I got my EZ-B and has had no problems handling it. Admittedly it's only been on for a short time and only a handfull of times. Soldered direct to the PCB as winstn60's method rather than cutting the USB cable.

It has an issue with the EZ-B turning it on and off - as in it turns on fine (sometimes without me even asking) but wont turn off. Not a problem as I don't ever want to turn it off when the ez-b is on. Is that normal?
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#9  
I kept the battery in mine and use the USB for charge from an EZ-B Digital Ports PWR & GND Pin and modded a removable plug for the cam switch to the EZ-B Signal Pin.

@RichMR2 Using ToggleDigital(Dx) set for 1 second Sleep(1000) seems to work for ON and, as you noticed, it can turn on "by itself" sometimes when initially powering on the EZ-B.

You have to play around with the timings for OFF; I found 4 seconds Sleep(4000) seems to work OK for me.

Code:

ToggleDigital (D1)
Sleep(4000)
ToggleDigital (D1)