New area! I added a new area here in "Misc" called "cameras" for this and other cameras (with codeman's approval).
Please continue this in "cameras".
Some quick notes: There's no difference between the Palm M100, III, VII connectors, I got both from the 99 cent store (serial sync cable).
All the connector pins are there, and you simply pop off the cover with a small flat head screwdriver, slip it under near the *back* side of the connector pins and it just pops off. Solder tabs on the connector pins make it easy, just un-solder all the wires and reconnect them color coded as per the USB connections, using yellow instead of white. Then strip and connect all the colored wires to your USB connector (99 cent), tape or shrink tube all the wires and be happy. If you have a long USB cable, then you could just solder it right to the connector. See pinout below.
Always talk to the manager of the camera store, they are cool. The news as of 11/25/03 is that the wherehouse has none and they are on order from the factory. Get what you can now. We also don't know if they will be modifying them to *try* to prevent this. (we know how that goes from the I-Opener, watch for epoxy!)
A store can ask another store to send them some and hold them for you for no extra charge, try that first, the manager should be happy to call other stores around to find some for you. A store will order one or more for you and have them shipped directly to your door at the same price when they have none, but if the wherehouse has none, you are screwed for now.
Follow the instructions exactly for the windows driver, it's *not* like a normal driver install, but it does work in the end. Linux drivers, well.... Try the link below.
Personally, I would like to be able to use this as a security camera under Linux using the "motion" program that detects motion from most web or video input devices. This camera has the RAM to hold one shot and then should be able to transfer that over the USB just like a web cam.
1. : R57, not stuffed
2. : GND (battery neg)
3. : R18-via-r68-r47-left switch inner contact and delete button
4. : r25 not stuffed
5. : r5 (1K ohm) to sunplus pin 33
6. : 5v in (from USB) (red usb wire)
7. : GND
8. : USB data (green wire)
9. : USB data (white wire)
10. : GND (black usb wire)
Pins are marked on the printed circuit board - pin 1 is nearest the shutter release and pin 10 is at the bottom of the camera.
The info for the pins came from: