May 13, 2012

If you want to capture some time lapse in your digital video camera you need at least a compact device with long battery life. Unfortunately the Canon PowerShot SX200 Alexander Weber bought on ebay has very short battery life and even no power jack to attach a power supply.

Fortunately, 3D printing allows him to save a few euros by creating a battery adapter.

Weber measured the original battery and used OpenSCAD to design the model. His RepRapPro Huxley 3D printer Kit he bought last Christmas helped him print the model out.

The wiring and assembling is not complicated. He glued a tiny 4mm jack on and used a tiny one sided copper board to make a simple three tiny pads for soldering wires.


Of course, this battery adapter works. Weber recommends the power adapter should be rated at least with 2A @ 4.5V. By using a 3D printer, you can also save yourself a bit of money and give your camera extra life. For more details on how he made the battery adapter, or to use Weber's existing model template, check out his blog and his page on Thingiverse.

Photo credit / Source: Tinkerlog


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