Building Wireless Camera

I am trying to build a wireless camera. I have a cheap little camera and software for it to run on the computer, but I have to have it connected by the USB cable. Is there a way I can do it wirelessly? Is what I am looking for just called a wireless transmitter?

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trialex10 years ago
Wireless spycams:

Wireless Cam

NTSC -> USB Capture cards:

USB Capture devices

The only problem is that we want to use our current cameras, and not spend a lot of money on a new camera.
A wireless mouse comes to mind?
A wireless mouse sends data. It doesn't receive data. The receiver sends and receives through the USB port. There is a system similar to USB that's wireless... It's called Bluetooth.
I thought of a bluetooth earpiece or something, but would it be able to have a usb port for the camera?
No. A Bluetooth headset can only work as a headset. Bluetooth devices identify what they are to other bluetooth devices. There are a number of predefined devices that all follow the same interface rules. this makes it very easy to connect these devices. They include; Computer, Mouse, Keyboard, Mobile Phone, Printer, Headset and Other. You would have to build a Bluetooth interface to handle the Cam data, have it identify itself as "Other," write a drive to exchange the Cam data with the bluetooth device, identify that drive to video software as a "Cam" device and exchange the Cam data with the Video software. It would be so very much easier (and cheaper!) to simply broadcast the video data through any number of available wireless video devices and feed that video into any number of available USB-Video adapters.
What kind of devices can I use/where can I get them?
There are various sources. A quick Google search for "Wireless Video Monitor" will find what you need for the wireless part. Another Google search for "USB video capture" finds the rest. Sorry the "link" button above is not working for me.
I spent some time looking through, but only found baby monitors and such, have you found any cheap transmitters?
Here is a B/W Cam for $100US and a Color Cam for $30US more. Both supply a standard NTSC signal that wil input into a compatible video capture port or a USB->TV adapter like the MyCapture II.
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