$30 Hidden Shirt Camera





Introduction: $30 Hidden Shirt Camera

Why spend $200 on a camera? When you can do the same for less. With a CVS one time use video camera you can do wonders around.

Step 1: Find a Polo

Find a some what loosely fitting polo for the camera then take the housing off of the camera, make sure to remove both the front and back then cut the battery holder off, i used a soldering iron to make the cut, when you are finished cutting, refit the pins on the circuit board and make sure the camera works.

Step 2: Get Out Your Sewing Kits Boys and Girls!

Before we start sewing cut one of the speaker wires (blue and red). Find some string colored as your polo and sew the circuit board to a position to where the lense is just visible to you coming out ( sorry for the bad image quality i used a web cam.) Attach the battery pack and use a small amount of duct tape to hold it in place and as for the usb hack
1. cut and strip and short section of usb cable solder the red black green and white leads to the mainboard's edge connector
2. go to http://camerahacking.com go under cvs one time use camcorder click faqs and links and choose some up- to date software carperpasm has some good stuff

Step 3: And Your Done

remember your going to need to label the on/off button and the record button ect. If your going to record at school start before entering the classroom and ensure that the camera is not sticking out.

i want to thank Make for the camera hacking instructions



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    We're would I find instructions on making the cable that hooks the camera up to the pc? I have the palm cable but don't have the docs to make it

    I'm totally interested in trying to hack a disposable digital camcorder... I think I saw some for $20 at CVS in town... Hmmm... Is there any way to add an SD memory card? That way I could put the video on my computer easier than using a cable... Interesting.

    At CVS or at CVS.com

    Hey thanks for the reply, sorry about the temper in the previous post (I removed it). My question was: Where can I get a one-time use video camera? (CVS didn't exist in California then, they moved in this year, 2009).

    its no clear at all

    Then work on your comprehension skills.

    Neither is your poor grammar.

    Depending on the article of clothing this is to be used with you might be able to make a pocket of some kind instead of sewing it in. Just a thought.