Reviews, Tests, & Hacks
Current GoPro LED Indicators Explained
People have been asking me about a few companies making “GoPro LED Indicators.” In particular products called Cam-do GoPro LED and Pro On GoPro LED. In a nutshell, these products are extremely rudimentary and do not give you any feedback from the camera.
These indicators only show that the camera is powered on, nothing else!
It does not show:
These products are not HYPEYEs and will not give you any useful feedback as to the state of the camera. The real power of a HYPEYE is it shows your camera is setup correctly and ready to go. Once you press the record button it's already too late.
In order for us to put the HYPOXIC brand name on a product it would have to be useful and give the customer total feedback. Since GoPro HERO cameras do not provide any status through their proprietary connector, a truly righteous solution would need to be orchestrated to make this a reality... (Guess what we did just that: http://turnedon.camera)
With that said, the HERO Bus is pretty cool and I highly suggest you take a look at:
If you want to create your own LED interface similar to the aforementioned products, just connect an LED from pin 24 to an LED and a current limiting resistor to pin 30.
Designed for use with GOPRO® products. GOPRO® is a registered trademarks of Woodman Labs, Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Get Fees from Paypal
If you are like HYPOXIC and most online sales companies you generally accept payments via Paypal and perhaps even use PayPal as your merchant services. In addition you probably use quickbooks for your books and possibly have a method to suck your sales transactions into your books. I use a program called t-hub to do this but others do exist. The problem is at the end of the month, reconciling PayPal is a pain in the butt and takes hours to enter in all the PayPal fees. Many years ago I noticed this and had my buddy write a script that gets these fees from a paypal exported IIF file and creates another IIF with just the fees included.
If this is like you here is how you use it:
c:\python27\python.exe getfees.py nov_2013.iff > nov_2013_o.iif
There is a slight bug with international payments in other currency and also one with refunds. Both just do not import any fees. None-the-less, this is a great start if you got a bunch of transactions per month.
Thanks to Jose Diaz for originally writing this code!
GoPro HERO3 vs. GoPro HERO2
This is a quick guide on what skydivers need to know about the new GoPro Hero3 (GoPro3).
There are three editions:
GoPro 3 - Black - "Pimp" Edition ($399) - Available Here
GoPro 3 - Silver - Middle of the Road / No Wifi Remote / Lower def shooting modes ($299) - Look into buying the black!
GoPro 3 - White - Store Bought Edition ($199)
Hypoxic will only sell the Black and perhaps the Silver Edition since they are only available at speciality outlets like ours.
Major Body Changes:
Hints for traveling in an RV across country
We did the boogie tour last year and going to do a shorter one this year here are some pointers:
That's all I can think of for right now, good luck!
Remove a Broken TV Cable Pin in a Gopro (2.5mm Plug Extraction)
I was recently asked to fix a GOPRO HERO2 whose TV pin was broken inside the 2.5mm jack. This is what finally worked for me. It's based off of a similar very long winded video for a 3.5mm headphone jack. Since I like getting to the point, here it is:
It should look like the the above when done.
As always, HYPOXIC is not liable for this breaking your camera or having a Q-Tip as a permanent fixture of your GOPRO.