Extend Your GoPro Time Lapses over WiFi

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GoPro Egg timer, extended ‘lapse not necessary.

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.

Via Reddit

Hack your GoPro with Autoexec.ash

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GoPro cameras are great for getting interesting shots that couldn’t be taken through traditional means.  Sometimes, though, it would be great if you had more options than GoPro gives you by default.

Fortunately, there is a solution.  Konrad decided to write in with this excellent way to extend your GoPro camera’s abilities, through a simple scripting hack.  Reportedly, if a file named autoexec.ash is in the root directory of the SD card on a GoPro camera, it will execute that routine.  You can modify this script to create different behaviors.

GoPro hack enabled by autoexec.ash

As for the specifics of this GoPro hack, there are a bunch of scripts on Konrad’s GitHub repository.  All you have to do is save a text file from there as a .ash file, then place it on your SD card.  You can even put it into a text editor and change the parameters.  The files are very small, so it shouldn’t be terribly difficult to make some creative edits.

One of the more interesting scripting techniques allows one to extend the time-lapse interval beyond the normal 60 seconds.  He also lists various capture mode hacks, and even a couple modifying the LED display behavior.

Check out the video after the “read more” to see how to load this hack onto your GoPro camera. Continue reading