in this article, paul hart details the third revision of his underwater camera housing. by using a few reed switches that interface with the camera remote (for zoom control) and a small solenoid (to depress the record button), he is able to control the camera from the outside of the housing with a magnet. don’t miss the page that describes the electronics. it works well, it looks good, and you can watch some cool videos that he’s made with it. two thumbs up. thanks for the tip, paul!
now, i’m sort of an ‘above sea level’ kind of person, but i guess one of the things that hackaday is all about is finding out what’s going on under the surface of things. if you didn’t read it already, check out the article on making a timer activated camera. we should combine some ideas between these projects and make a tethered still/video (or both) system that you just toss off the side of a boat. got a better idea? let’s hear it!