Maker Faire

Model Rocket Video using a Disposable Digital Camera

Type: Maker Table/Exhibit
Program Area: Rocketry

Day/Time: Saturday and Sunday

Location: Fiesta Hall

I have hacked a disposable digital camera and put it in to a small model rocket. I'll have that rocket on display, plus a video of it launching high above my house. I'll also have my collection of other hacked digital cameras. Since I did most of the reverse engineering on these, I'd be happy to explain any aspect of the process -- from soldering to decompiling to reprogramming.

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Presented by

John Maushammer

I'm the hacker who figured out how to make the disposable digital cameras reusable again. I've got an article (slated for Make 07) about launching one of these camcorders in a rocket. I'm also sort-of an ex-rocket scientist.