Darin White - Hack Your Camera!

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What: Talk – 45 Minutes When: 11:15am Where: Classroom 3 Materials Cost: None

Digital cameras, like lots of consumer goods, run software to allow you to, you guessed it, take pictures. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could look under the hood of your camera, unlock hidden functionality, and automate your camera to do all sorts of new things? That’s exactly what became possible in 2008 on some Canon PowerShot cameras. Clever hackers figured out how to run their own software on these cameras and made it available to the world.

Come out for a short talk on the what/why/how of the Canon Hacker’s Development Kit (CHDK) and how I used it to make a sky-cam and do time-lapse videos. If you own a PowerShot (**not required**), charge up your battery and bring it to the talk and I’ll help you get CHDK running on it (some conditions apply 😉 This involves no permanent changes to your camera, so there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain.

See you there!

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