Camera's and software
We have received some of our items this week. The first thing I will do is start working on the two cameras. We ordered Canon cameras because we need to modify the software inside the camera so that the cameras will automatically take pictures every 20 seconds.
To accomplish this we will download Canon hack software onto the SD card. The software is called CHDK and we will install this onto the SD card. This will override Canons original software inside the camera. The CHDK firmware allows us to control the camera much more then the original software did. We will be adding a intervalometer script that will control how often the camera takes a picture on its own.
After we get everything we want on the SD card, we will make it bootable so that when the camera is turned on it automatically reads our SD card firmware and follows its commands. We chose the Canon A480 because it allows the hacking software to be installed, and because it is small and light weight which is very important because we have to keep our weight down. It also takes high quality pictures.
Below is the picture of our cameras, once we get the CHDK software installed and working then we will move on to the next step.
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