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Hey all this is my first instructable, so please be kind to me and please comment on how I can make this instructable better

In this instructable i will tell you how to set up and use your Android phone as a webcam.

for this instructable you will need:

Android smartphone(i have the vodafone 845 but as long as you are running android 2.0 up to 2.2 this will work for you)
internet connection
internet connection on your phone
acces to the android market

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Step 1: Step 1

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Right lets get started:

On your Android smartphone go to the android market and search for "droidcam"(use wifi if possible)

Wile you wait for droidcam to download and install on you mobile go to your browser on your pc (firefox, internet explorer, etc) and type in www.dev47apps.com and download the droidcam for your pc (works with windows and linux only)

Step 2: Step 2

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by this time droidcam should be finished downloaded (and installed) to your mobile and pc so just enable the wifi on your phone and open droidcam on your pc.

select wifi/LAN on your pc if not already selected, open the droidcam on your phone aswell and type the ip adress givin on the phone in the empty space on droidcam on your pc.

Restart your PC!!! otherwise this wont work with skype.

Step 3: Step 3

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Right now your good to go!

Open skype on your pc and it will tell you if it detected DROIDCAM!!!

Step 4: Usb

right here is my promised update about the usb connection.

download android jdk http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk-6u25-download-346242.html
and the sdkhttp://developer.android.com/sdk/ (the zip version)
and if u do not have the jre(java runtime enviroment) download it herehttp://java.com/getjava/index.jsp

it may take a while to download especially the sdk and jdk they are BIG!!!

Step 5: Installing android SDK

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install these stuff you downloaded(it may take a while to download)

when u install the android sdk choose only the android SDK platform tools as seen in the picture.

wile this is installing plug your phone's usb cable into the computer and phone and install the pc suite if u haven't allready. it acts like a usb driver!!
MishalA11 month ago
MishalA11 month ago
You said it worked with Android 2.0 to 2.2? Is there another app that works with 4.4.2?
sheldonR110 months ago

does this mean i can use my android device as a usb webcam in applications such as matlab and visual studio?

JeffB510 months ago

* While * .. but thanks anyway ... very useful thread