This is a view of the back side of the board that contains the image sensor.
 Not much to see here except a few pads that don't appear to contact
anything.  Of course the little spring makes constant contact with the
battery when the pill is assembled.
Here's the power plant.  Two of these babies in a plastic clip that holds
them together.  I am pretty sure that if you look on the package for these it
clearly states that you should not eat them.  I guess they should edit that to
include "unless instructed by your doctor".  These put out about 1.5v so it
is safe to assume that the whole package runs on about 3v.
Touching the other end of the batteries is this board.  The contact in
the middle conducts the power to a small transmitter.  More surface
mount here, as would be expected.  One of these must be a chip that
times the bursts of light and coordinates image collection.
I would be interested to know the frequency and power of
transmission.  I did have some strange images coming through during
The Late Show, but I adjusted my bunny ears and they went away.  
Here's the other side of the transmitter board.  I am not sure
what the thing above the coil is, interesting nonetheless.  
That concludes our trip through the PillCam.  If you have any
insight or comments, feel free to contact me.  
This is a view of the back side of the board that contains the image sensor.
 Not much to see here except a few pads that don't appear to contact
anything.  Of course the little spring makes constant contact with the
battery when the pill is assembled.
Here's the power plant.  Two of these babies in a plastic clip that holds
them together.  I am pretty sure that if you look on the package for these it
clearly states that you should not eat them.  I guess they should edit that to
include "unless instructed by your doctor".  These put out about 1.5v so it
is safe to assume that the whole package runs on about 3v.
Touching the other end of the batteries is this board.  The contact in
the middle conducts the power to a small transmitter.  More surface
mount here, as would be expected.  One of these must be a chip that
times the bursts of light and coordinates image collection.
I would be interested to know the frequency and power of
transmission.  I did have some strange images coming through during
The Late Show, but I adjusted my bunny ears and they went away.  
Here's the other side of the transmitter board.  I am not sure
what the thing above the coil is, interesting nonetheless.  
That concludes our trip through the PillCam.  If you have any
insight or comments, feel free to
contact me.