Keychain 808 Spy Camera With PIR Motion Detector Controlled by Arduino Chip

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Introduction: Keychain 808 Spy Camera With PIR Motion Detector Controlled by Arduino Chip

This project describes how to automatically take photos with 1024x768 pixel resolution
using a miniature Model #3 808 keychain spycam with 8GB microSD card
triggered by a PIR motion detector
and steered by Arduino chip.

After issuing signals to camera buttons, Arduino chip is put into power-down mode waiting for the next interrupt to come from the PIR detector. Power consumption in power down-mode is 0.4 mA from a single LiPo cell. 

Please see detailed description in the pdf file.

Example video from snapshots:
http://youtu.be/qPLUeetCsy8

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    Hi everyone,

    One could also use https://kerberos.io/, it runs on the Raspberry Pi and it's also open source.

    Maybe someone here knows the answer to this: I have this cam, the 808 #16, the battery has long since died, now, id like to use this camera on my tiny little quad copter, but I want to make it turn on and get its power from the quads on board LIPO battery. Now, the battery in the camera was, I believe, a 3.7 volt Lipo. the battery on my quad is an 11.7 volt, 2200Mah 25C 3S1P. so I cant plug directly into it without frying the camera. someone told me that I could power it with 5V via the usb port but not the wires that used to go to the battery. with that said, I have to cut the end off a mini usb and wire it to my 5V bec on my flight control board. the usb has 4 wires, a red, white, black, green and white, red and black are the pos and neg and the green and white are some sort of data wires. do I just not use those two or attach them to the neg and pos. wires? that's where im confused.thanks!

    i brought a key spy cam... but its not working.... i checked that if m connecting it to my laptop for charging the orange light is glowing..but its not getting on..shall i ve to change the battery???? which battery i should use sir??

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    I Have converted this code for use on an Attiny13 the smaller chip should take less power and can be installed "dead bug" style onto the 808 camera! I have not tested the code yet I only found this Instructable about an hour ago if it all goes well Then i may do my first Instructable detailing it!

    Hello again,

    I am busy with the 808 time lapse setup.
    I used a zenerdiode 2.2V and a 10K resistor connected to the output of the arduino. (twice) to get the 3.3V. (ok it is 2.8V)
    Switching the 808 on and off works. But I can't get the mode button working. I noticed in your schematic that you use a different circuit for the mode button with a potmeter and a diode. Why is that?
    Or was it just trial-and-error?

    Hi! Good to hear from you.
    For taking a picture, it did not work for me directly from Arduino like you tell. Then I measured the voltage on the picture taking button, when it was pressed and it was smaller, ca 2V. I do not know why. So I used a potentiometer to trim Arduino output to the necessary voltage, And then it worked fine.