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CronusKey Unlocks Newest CVS Camera – Model 230

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

This evening, I picked my mother up at the airport. She had just been to visit my brother in Cleveland. While there, she picked up a couple more CVS video cameras for me. I love my mother! My excitement was a little tempered when I noticed a “new and improved” sticker on the front of […]

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CVS Video Cameras – Software Unlockable Once Again!

Posted on Monday, July 24th, 2006

I have written about the $30 “One Time Use” video cameras sold by the CVS chain of drugstores on a number of occasions. I’ve had a lot of fun with my two CVS video cameras, using them in all sorts of situations where one wouldn’t want to risk a $400 camcorder, such as strapping them […]

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CVS Video Camera FW version 3.7

Posted on Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

One of the many wonderful gifts that I received this Christmas was a pair of CVS video cameras thoughfully provided by my brother Scott. I managed to unlock a CVS video camera earlier this year using a hardware attack and have greatly enjoyed using it ever since. That camera was hardware version B3 with firmware […]

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CVS Video Cameras – Back to Being “One Time Use” ?!?!

Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

I purchased a few $30 CVS video cameras while in Cleveland, one for myself and one for Casey Halverson. I knew that these cameras had been hacked for a few months, but hadn’t done much reading as quite simply I didn’t think I would ever have an opportunity to pick one up (there are no […]

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CVS is your friend

Posted on Saturday, January 8th, 2005

Well, after much tweaking and consulting of forums, I got OS-X panther up and running in Pear PC. I was even able to get network and samba support going, so moving data back and forth between the client os (OS-X) and the host (XP) should be much easier. I spent a good ammount of time […]

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Inexpensive/Disposable Video Cameras

Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Five and a half years ago I started fooling around with “disposable” video cameras being sold through the CVS pharmacy chain. These video cameras were meant to be one time use equivalents of the cardboard box disposable still cameras still sold at many stores throughout the world. The idea was you would pay around $30 […]

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The $4 Fisheye Lens

Posted on Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Last week, I used my hacked $30 CVS video cameras in Portland to capture robot’s eye view footage during the FIRST competition. Some of the footage was good and some bad. You can judge for yourself on the new Titan Robotics Youtube Channel. Regardless, I’ve had a lot of fun and the cameras have held […]

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iRiver H320 – Rockbox Battery Testing – After

Posted on Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

I ran another battery benchmark last night. This time I used “Koch’s” custom build, based on code checked out from the main CVS on 06/17/06. With this version, I managed to get 14 hours 20 minutes out of my 1.5 year old 1300mah battery. Compare this to the 9 some odd hours the same battery […]

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More Robocam Videos

Posted on Sunday, May 14th, 2006

While in Atlanta for the International FIRST Championship Event, we managed to get some more on-robot video footage. The video was taken by a CVS video camera strapped sideways to the front of the robot using a whole lot of velcro. I rotated the resulting footage so that up is up. Because the cameras were […]

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Landed (thankfully)

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

The flight that Ryan and I took to Atlanta made it, thankfully. We encountered some pretty severe weather coming in and had to fly through a lightning storm and then sleet that reduced visibility to 30′ and buffeted the plane around quiet a bit. It always disturbs me to see the engines visibly moving relative […]

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