It’s almost like cheap hardware was made to be hacked, and macpod knows it to be true. He’s got a simple digital timer remote for a camera, but it doesn’t have an on off switch and he’s worried about wasting batteries. After a little digging, some calculations and measurements it will actually be fine without a power switch. But for the hack of it, he’s going to do it anyway.
What I like most about this is the art of this hack. The research and process in the beginning, finishing up with a clean mod that probably looks like it came that way from the factory. I recommend checking it out and paying attention to the fine details, the wet napkin taking away the dust, the flux to make sure it will stick, etc. Well done.