We’ve featured a way to extend your GoPro’s functionality using an SD card script, but if that seems to risky to you, this WiFi GoPro hack should do that trick. According to Adrian’s excellent write-up, all you need to do to trigger your camera over WiFi is enter the correct HTTP get request.
All you do is enter: http://10.5.5.9/bacpac/PW?p=%01&t=XXXXXXXX into your browser where the XXX’s are your WiFi password.
What’s even cooler is that this GoPro WiFi hack can be automated to take very long time lapses. Adrian has written a script to do this in Python, but I’m sure the technique can be copied to other languages if necessary.
On a related note, Adrian is quick to point out that you can view the photos on your GoPro over WiFi by going to http://10.5.5.9:8080. Really cool. I hadn’t done the research before, but it seems logical that something like this could be done.
I’ve written about this hack as well as some other GoPro “Pwnage” at Hackaday. I think I’d started writing this article on DIYTripods before the Hacakaday piece, but held off publishing out of respect to them. It’s a cool article (In my probably-biased opinion) covering several GoPro hacks, so be sure to check it out.