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Connect camera to NXT?

A friend and I are currently developing a turret that has a stationary camera attached to it, and two servo motors that move the actual gun part of the turret up/down and left/right. I am using software already developed for the program, and I plan to use my NXT to run the software and act as the driver for the servo motors using some modified cables. My only problem is that since I am running the software on the NXT, I need to be able to set up the USB webcam I have so that it inputs it's data into the NXT unit. The problem is, I have no idea how to do this. I was thinking of using the standard cable the NXT comes with that has a USB end, and connecting it to the USB end of my camera with a double female USB adaptor, but I'm not entirely sure that it will read this as an input. Also, I need that port available for when I calibrate the system on the computer. Does anywone know how I can modify the male USB connector of the camera so that I can plug it into one fo the NXT's input ports? Any help would be great. Thanks!


GameNox4 years ago
Just buy a normal webcam and mount it. You can get one for $10.00 anywhere.