I just got my Raspberry Pi a couple of days ago one of the things I want to do now is a time-lapse video (look at this beautiful one). Gphoto2 is a great tool to remote control cameras, so I bought a very cheap one from ebay. The camera arrived today and was in perfect working order.

...for about ten minutes. Then I removed the batteries and attached an universal ac adapter. Too bad I forgot to switch it back from 12V to 3V...

I enjoyed the rest of the evening taking the camera apart and exploring the inside. That alone was worth the couple of dollars that I spent on this camera...

Btw, did you know the capacitor powering the flash is still loaded with a very high voltage a long time after disconnecting it from any power source? I knew that. And the capacitor reminded me. Twice.


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