Tuesday, November 8, 2011

CHDK

More block setting - just about to turn the corner and I hit a big rock...took way to long to extract.  Turned my attention back to my Canon G9.  I had heard about this CHDK thing from my IT guy in the UK a couple of months ago. Canon Hack Development Kit.  http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK  Decided to give it a try this afternoon.  After multiple mishaps, I finally got it running on the camera through software downloaded onto an SD card.  This hack opens up all sorts of new abilities for Canon digital point and shoot cameras that aren't available with the standard menus - but it sure ain't easy.  First try was the new feature of shooting (way past sunset) a 60 second exposure instead of the standard 15 seconds allowed out of the box.  48,75,46,0,B

13 comments:

BBC said...

took way to long to extract.

Ah, drill a 3/8" hole in it (with a glass drilling bit) a ways, stick a .38 shell in it, put a metal plate over it with a small hole in it and stick a drift punch in the hole over the primer cap and smack it with a hammer.

Remove the pieces. That's how country folks get such things done.

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Allen Hare said...

BBC, I would love to watch someone do that!

John, thanks for the link to the CHDK. Sounds intriguing. I will give it a try when we get home. I just inherited a Canon point and shoot from Ok Hwa. I bought her a Canon Power Shot SX 20 IS for Christmas two years ago, and she never touched it. I like it for the HD (720p) video capability. With 12 mega pixels and 20x optical zoom, it's a pretty powerful little camera.

Indyanny said...

Cool!!!

Indyanny said...

COOL!

2 Dogs said...

"Ah, drill a 3/8" hole in it (with a glass drilling bit) a ways, stick a .38 shell in it, put a metal plate over it with a small hole in it and stick a drift punch in the hole over the primer cap and smack it with a hammer."

I don't think JW has any .38s he does have some .357 magnums which are the same diameter of course as the .38 but would be way overkill for that rock.

3/8" is .375 so he could use a 9mm which is basically the same caliber as the .38 and .357 at .354.

Happy blast'in!

BBC said...

BBC, I would love to watch someone do that!

I grew up country, didn't have much to do with explosives myself but was around a lot of folks that did.

Back in those days you could buy dynamite at the hardware store and country folks did all kinds of things with it and powder and bullets. Seems to be pretty much a lost skill these days, but I keep a few pounds of powder on hand just in case I ever need it.

I suppose a 357 mag would do just fine.

John Wells said...

...I think I will stick with the pick and the pry bar -

BBC said...

As you wish, it's your labor.

When we were kids we would drive 22 shells in soft stumps with the blunt end of a hatchet, then turn it over and smack them. We were always doing things like that, and most of us idiots survived. :-)

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CountryGirl said...

I think that falls into the "What could possibly go wrong" column.

oildriller said...

Come on brother give it a whirl you heat rebar with a giant magnifying glass

Bil said...

CHDK is nifty. Like you say, the interface is cumbersome, but you can do some nice things. Time-lapse videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17aCzsEE64c and remote snaps, e.g. airborne - google 'KAP CHDK"
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