Hacking Digital Cameras

Hacking Digital Cameras

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Why waste a thousand words? Photos tell stories. And the more you can do with your digital camera, the better the story you can tell. So build a remote control and sneak up on that picture that keeps eluding you. Create an adapter that lets you use SLR-type lenses on your point-and-shoot. Play with lens magnification or create a pinhole lens. Beef up flash memory. And that's just where the tale begins. The ending is up to you. Hack any digital camera. Illustrated step-by-step directions for more than 20 hacks, including: Building triggers; Accessing raw sensor data; Making accessory lens adapters; Eliminating the infrared blocking filter; Extending lenses; Making reverse macro adapters; Building a monopod; Creating bicycle and car mounts; and, Hacking microdrives from other devices.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 519 pages
  • 195.6 x 208.3 x 33mm | 771.12g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764596519
  • 9780764596513
  • 2,209,561

About Chieh Cheng

Chieh Cheng has a Computer Science degree and is currently a Senior Software Engineer developing radiation medicine control systems for cancer treatment. He is an avid photographer who has won photo contests and had pictures published in magazines. Hacking cameras is one of his many long-term hobbies. He created and has maintained the Camera Hacker web site (www.CameraHacker.com) since its inception in 1998. The web site includes forums and articles on camera hacking projects, practical photography tips, and photographic equipment reviews. Auri Rahimzadeh has been tinkering with computers ever since he was six years old and loves all technology. Auri collects computers and has been involved with many computer projects, including teaching computers alongside Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer. Auri is the author of the book Geek My Ride, also published by Wiley in their ExtremeTech series. He has written hundreds of articles on various computer technologies, and has contributed to many standards, including HDTV, DVD, and interactive television. Auri contributes to computer education for students across the country and has promoted technology awareness through the Indianapolis Computer Society, where he has served as president for three years. Currently, Auri runs his own IT consulting firm, The Auri Group (TAG), and spends his free time programming, chatting in Starbucks, and going to Pacers games (Go Pacers!).
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"Each project is meticulously described...I have to take my hat off to the authors for their ingenuity." (Northern Echo, August 2006)
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Why waste a thousand words?Photos tell stories. And the more you can do with your digital camera, the better the story you can tell. So build a remote control and sneak up on that picture that keeps eluding you. Create an adapter that lets you use SLR-type lenses on your point-and-shoot. Play with lens magnification or create a pinhole lens. Beef up flash memory. And that's just where the tale begins. The ending is up to you.Hack any digital cameraIllustrated step-by-step directions for more than 20 hacks, includingBuilding triggersAccessing raw sensor dataMaking accessory lens adaptersEliminating the infrared blocking filterExtending lensesMaking reverse macro adaptersBuilding a monopodCreating bicycle and car mountsHacking microdrives from other devices
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part I: Hacking Cameras. Chapter 1: Building Triggers. Chapter 2: Adding a Tripod Socket to Your Camera. Chapter 3: Accessing Raw Sensor Data. Chapter 4: Hacking Power. Chapter 5: Controlling Your Digital Camera from Afar. Chapter 6: Improving Your Canon EOS Digital Rebel. Part II: Hacking Lenses. Chapter 7: Using Accessory Lenses. Chapter 8: Making an Accessory Lens Adapter. Chapter 9: Changing the Lens Magnification. Chapter 10: Making Your Own Pinhole Lens. Chapter 11: Extending the Lens on Canon EOS Cameras. Chapter 12: Making Reverse Macro Adapters. Chapter 13: Modifying the Canon EF-S Lens for Use on Canon EF Mounts. Part III: Creative Photography Hacks. Chapter 14: Hacking with Filters. Chapter 15: Shooting Infrared Pictures with Your Digital Camera. Chapter 16: Eliminating the IR Blocking Filter from Your Digital Camera. Part IV: Building Fun Camera Tools. Chapter 17: Building a Car Camera Mount. Chapter 18: Building a Headrest Camera Mount. Chapter 19: Building a Spycam Mount for Your Bicycle. Chapter 20: Building a Camera Stabilizer. Chapter 21: Building a Flash Bracket. Chapter 22: Building a Monopod. Chapter 23: Making a 500-Watt Home Studio Light. Part V: Flash Memory Hacks. Chapter 24: Modifying the CF Type I to PC Card Type II Adapter. Chapter 25: Removing the 4GB Microdrive from the Creative Nomad MuVo2 MP3 Player. Chapter 26: Removing the Microdrive from the Rio Carbon 5GB MP3 Player. Chapter 27: Removing the 4GB Microdrive from the Apple iPod mini. Appendix A: Soldering Basics. Appendix B: Circuit Symbols. Appendix C: Glass Cutting Basics. Appendix D: Photographer's Glossary. Index.
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