Hey DJ, I am building a WALL-E and I am installing the camera. I am trying to do it cleanly, but its tight without hacking up a ton of plastic (with the usb connector out the back).
I read in the camera thread that you used the usb cable modded and routed that for the power and signal. Someone else ran the 5V directly to the card and removed the battery. You mentioned that the components on the camera are typically 3.3V and may not survive well at 5V. I wanted to know 2 things..
1. Can I do this mod but run the ground and signal wires to DXX and the 3.3V supply from the pin on the side of the card? Does this functionally work?
2. Will this brownout your 3.3V supply?
I don't know if these are dumb questions - I am a mechanical engineer lol... I am trying to broaden my understanding in this project. Thanks!