This tutorial explains how to modify inexpensive micro-cameras to disable the time/date timestamp overlay feature.
This is the second video in a 3-part series which explains how anyone with skill using basic tools can inexpensively modify one of these commonly available micro-cameras so that the date/time overlay is disabled.
The lack of a setting to shut off the date/time overlay in these micro-cameras has been a common complaint among users, so we have combined the groundwork done by several members of the Water Rocket Forum (waterrocketforum.com) with our own hardware and software talents and produced a video which we hope will be useful to the numerous people who own one of these cameras.
This segment details how we modify a Texas Instruments MSP430 Launchpad Evaluation Board for use as a Serial Flash Memory Programmer to modify the firmware chip extracted from one of these cameras in Part 1 of the tutorial.
(Special thanks to Chuck, Philippe, and Bill for their efforts in hacking these cameras)