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Picture of Turn an Eyetoy into a USB Webcam
Okay, so in this instructable we will be turning an Eyetoy into a webcam for Windows Vista. If I find any drivers for Windows 7 and XP I will update this post, however I have heard that the Vista driver is compatible with XP systems. Essencially what we will be doing is installinga new driver, if you don't know what that is I will explain. A driver basically allows your computer to communitcate with other software. They eyetoy is missing a driver, when plugged in your computer will recognize that it is a picture/video device but not that it is a webcam, you need to install a driver that will allow your computer to recognize it as a webcam and use it as one.
This instructable should cost you no money, assuming that you already have an eyetoy. The driver download is free.
 
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Step 1: Step 1: Designating your Model

Picture of Step 1: Designating your Model
The first thing you want to do is check out what model you have. If you have one of the older ones it should be a logitech, if you have the newer silver one it should be a namtai. You can also check this by checking your device manager via the control panel, it should designate it as either a logitech or namtai. Next what you want to do is go to this website: http://search.4shared.com/q/1/eyetoy
This is the result of searching "eyetoy" on www.4shared.com
Select one of the two choices as shown in the picture below, choosing either the Namtai or Logitech version of the driver. Also make sure you are selecting an option with the author by the name of Thomas Dobson.
neojep2 years ago
i did this before reading this instructable, and it works nice. I found, however, that the stand was too small and didnt adjust enough for me, so i opened up the casing, removed the stand, and put a nut in the casing with a threaded rod and a conector at the bottom so i can mount it on a tripod. good and cheep. thanks for the instructable.
awatson162 years ago
I dont normally comment but as im feeling nice today... great drivers, works fine for me even if the install chucked up a tiny error message at the end, all you have to do is tell windows where the extracted file is (For the people saying they have problems with it), I suggest to anyone who does not like to be pink to stick something over the eyetoys red light. File comes with a way to adjust cam options like brightness and hue aswell. Just use the program AMCAP in the downloaded file after installing.
nametaken3 years ago
what about linux? is there anything different about that?
knoxarama3 years ago
mine still says that no driver is detected. I tried installing both drivers, but neither work.
Diaqon4 years ago
Hey, can u post a video taken with the webcam? I'm curious to see what the frame rate would look like in recorded video.
dafoofoo4 years ago
Nice! I was sure this was possible but not sure how...Thanks!