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Onboard Stills Cameras

DIY Camera Payload Construction

The camera used as an example here is an Chinon AP 300S APS compact camera, with an electronic shutter release. It fits in a 2.6 inch diameter airframe, and costs 20.00.

The following will provide a step to step guide for how to build your own APS camera payload for rockets:

  1. Step 1: Dissasemble the camera
  2. Step 2: Locate the switches
  3. Step 3: Modify the focus lock switch
  4. Step 4: Modify the shoot switch
  5. Step 5: Modify the x switch
  6. Step 6: Modify the y switch
  7. Step 7: Attach the DIL switch
  8. Step 8: Test
  9. Step 9: Fit in assembly
  10. Step 10: Fit in rocket

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