how can i make a cheap digital camera?

I have been looking out to make digital cam. but have been unsuccessful to find proper parts and stuff for it so ,i wish you to help me by giving proper instructions and proper stuff for making a digital camera

Asked by vagbond 7 years ago



spy cam

Http://www.riccibitti.com/witnesscam/abstract.htm    how to edit this circuit and remove motion sensing and speaker parts and make it as spy cam.

Posted by kmohan 6 years ago



Spy Cam?

I have this circuit from an old $20 camera (pic sucks, I was lazy so I used my scanner lol) anyway it requires a computer to capture video (it only holds pictures without one) Is there a way to capture video from it without a computer on me? I'd love to use it as a "spy" cam.....

Posted by acer5050 9 years ago


web cam to the T.V.

Hey ive been trying to hook up a web cam to the T.V.(later to a monitor) and i dont know where the wires go to. ive been trying to figure it out by what i know already but its no good and do i need anything else?what do they go to?

Asked by monkey bomb 6 years ago


Cat-cam revisited

Well when I was scrolling through the forums I saw the thread "cat cam" i remembering seeing it once but i didn't comment on it. But anyways that would be awesome. But would there be any way to put it on the cat without it weighing them down? W-burg (I called you that because i don't know how to spell your name) I will remove this if you want me to. Also would this be possible?

Posted by Easy Button 10 years ago


How do I put a 4 plex security cam system on motion detection system?

I have a system from supercircuits with a 4 cam color quad processor and a 1280 hr time lapse VCR recording and I would like to hook it up to a motion detector on each cam and replace the VCR with a Presidian PDR 3222 DVD recorder. Also having trouble with DVD Recorder not opening to insert a DVD. It would be a great great help if someone can help me with problem? I am not very tecnacial so any pic or video would be a great help if possible. Thank you for any help in advance.

Asked by madrasi 9 years ago


how to develop a much advanced Spy cam using a normal Spy pen without increasing the quality?

The normal Spy pen, is there a way that i can make it control in a better way.. like using a separate switch to choose between video, camera and audio, and in the mean time, can i transmit the data using a separate mini transmitter?

Asked by nsach3 6 years ago




Is there a way to build a flashlight spy cam?

I want to build one of these on the cheap.http://gizmodo.com/344069/flashlight-dvr-perfect-for-spiesI was wondering if I could mod a 4GB mini pen spy camcorder usb flash recorder in a flashlight.I would also need to extend the battery life of the camera, because the camera would run out of battery before filling up the memory.I would like it to turn on when I press the on button of the flashlight.I also wonder if I could instead add several of them instead of having to mod the power and have a toggle switch and possible indicator when power goes out.By the way I'll be using an led flashlight

Asked by CarolinaGhostHunter 9 years ago



i need a 2.5mm 3 ring cable to VGA or RCA or possibly even usb? Answered

I found a rear view camera that has a 2.5mm 3 prong ring and i want to some how use it as a webcam or something like that.

Asked by nbagf 7 years ago


so I am trying to make a cheap camera to monitor my baby sitter.

 I have a webcam teddy bear but I need a DVR or some wireless system that can operate a Short distends away to record at least eight hours of video. Please help.

Asked by maddogmal 6 years ago


Building a signal amplifier for An x10 Camera?

I have an x10 Wireless camera system, and it comes with a Video Receiver that just hooks up the the tv with the Yellow video cable and uses a tiny little flat  antenna. Is there anyway to make a signal amplifier that can pick up video from long distances? Please send some advice my way, thanks.   Or even ..is there a site that has them for relatively cheap?

Posted by valmont325 6 years ago


Spy cam from built-in laptop Web cam

Looking for a way to use one of the small Web cams from a laptop to create a spy cam. Just wondering if anyone has done this before? The cameras that are in laptops are super small. Surface mount. I like how small these cams are. Anyone have any info or ideas please let me know?

Posted by mrchuck151 5 years ago


use cam from RC helicopter

I found a MJX T40C in my backyard. How can I use the cam without the helicopter? What voltage does it use? Thanx in advance! Taeke

Posted by tkonig 5 years ago


web cam

I have a web cam which i would like to be able to plug it in to a tv through the yellow video in connector. how could i do this. do i have to build a converter. i would have to power the camera with a 9 volt battery.

Posted by chrischavez 9 years ago


How to mod a web cam for making it rotate?

I want to have my web cam mounted at a specific place in my room and control the web cam rotation using  the USB interface and some program on my pc. I was thinking of having the web cam to be mounted on a USB rocket launcher sort of thing, but it would be great if i i find an instructable which tells me how to do this using a few stepper motors which i have from my old printers. Specially i would love if a stepper motor control system through USB port is provided.

Asked by muhammajunaid 8 years ago


Need Ideas for Gears and Cams Project for School

Im sitting in my CAD class right now looking for ideas for this project. anyone have any suggestions? this is a high school project so nothing to difficult (but not to simple).

Posted by REA 7 years ago


Help building Motorcycle Gyro Cam

This is what a gyro cam on a motorcycle looks like, great hey!, but they are currently too expensive for mere mortals to buy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCOt78MB5vM&feature=player_embedded Ive been asking for help from my local RC club and a close friend who is a plane engineer & flies RC helicopters, all say this cant be done so im coming here for help cos I know Instructables members know how to do it. My Skills - No electronics or RC experience, but I do make lots of engineering parts on my garage mill and lots of stuff from carbonfibre. My Plan - Was to buy a RC helicopter gyro, servo's, gears & linkage etc and build a platform that could rotate a small bullet cam to be level with the horizon.  But my RC club says it cant be done, so now I dont know what to try. Can anybody help suggest what bare components I need to start experimenting?

Posted by ant... 6 years ago


IR Tracking

Does anybody know of any program that uses a modified webcam that only sees ir lightso that it can do this ide use the program in the video but it requires a wii mote and blu tooth and if possible could it track multiple points

Posted by chrischavez 10 years ago


how can i hack traffic cams? ?

 how can i hack traffic cams?

Asked by shotgun666 8 years ago


free cam software? Answered

Hello sir,Is there any free CAM software available?

Asked by mohammadd19 1 year ago


Puppy Cam

Http://www.ustream.tv/channel/shiba-inu-puppy-cam

Posted by iMac 9 years ago


Art Cam does not start ?

The trial free for one month Art Cam does not start

Asked by mydearthakur 7 months ago


Idea for flip cam "real" steady cam. How about this for a "real" steady cam. The flip cam is tiny in mass and volume.?

Why not use the head motor from a VHS recorder.If the rotational inertia is not enough, perhaps some bolts around the perimeter of the head, the assembly would have some type of handle attached to the camera (bicycle hand grip) the vhs motor attached to the bottom of the handle, battery pack to attach to belt?

Asked by naic98 7 years ago


is there a way to deasemble a usb cam to connect to a small screen??

I'm trying to make nightvision goggles, so I want to use mij old webcam from my pc to be the registration divice of mij goggles. an a small screen to look at the view

Asked by a_k_a__wolfboy 9 years ago


need info on slow mo cams!?

I broke my last camera so i have decided to step up my options with my next one... i want a camera with high speed options.... preferably something that can show the path of a dart. any help is good... what price range is cheapest, what frame speed do i need... how do i use the slow motion option...

Asked by redsuit09 8 years ago


Milling PCBs with grbl?

Hi everyone. Ive just finished my little mill, and it works great, its ardunio based running grbl control software. I thought it would be cool to mill PCBs  so I downloaded fritzing, designed a PCB and Im now stuck, as I need something to output an NC Gcode to the mill. Fritzing can output a few different formats, pdf, svg, and grber. I have got Vcarve but it doesn’t like  fritzings pdfs, I can import grber file into grbl, but the scale is wrong and the trace looks like its full of errors. Can anyone recommend a PCB design package that is compatible with grbl?

Asked by liquidhandwash 4 years ago


Is anyone selling the psp go!cam Answered

I have found alot of go!cam for sale but i want a black one. Its part number is psp-450. If you have any links those will help to

Asked by shawntherobot 8 years ago


can you use a sanyo vpc s1415 as a web cam?

Can you use a sanyo vpc s1415 as a web cam, and if so how

Asked by miky19522 7 years ago


NIKON COOLPIX L3 as a web cam?

Is there any way to turn my NIKON COOLPIX L3 into a webcam?

Posted by kojimagtr 10 years ago


Does A Mechanical Iris's Cam Wheel Size Matter? Answered

I would like to know if a Mechanical Iris's Cam Wheel Size dictates how much the shutters close.  Please and thanks.

Asked by cod289722 6 years ago


How can i convert a USB web cam into a wireless web cam?

I want step -by-step instructions on how can i convert a USB web cam into a wireless Camera. If at all possible i would like to have maximum wireless range for the web cam.

Asked by muhammajunaid 8 years ago


Backup Cams

So, I was talking about homemade backup cameras for a car. And the question of legality came up. Do they have to be shut off whenever you're in drive, if so, how do the wireless ones that you can buy turn off when you get out of reverse?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


DIY digital camera to web cam

Hi guys. I want to use my digital camera as a web camera so I can skype. I saw all these adaptors online but I was wondering if it was possible to make a DIY adaptor. Any ideas? I kind of on budget. :) I think there is some kind of circuit.

Posted by TobaTobias 6 years ago


Mobile phone camera Upgrade

Would it be possible to take the camera of a web-cam and replace the one in a mobile phone with it? Attaching the camera isn't my main concern but weather the extra data will be able to be transferred to the screen.

Posted by bamphy 7 years ago


NIKON COOLPIX L100 + APPLE iPod Touch

Hi Guys, Lets see what we can do best here: I have a an old NIKON COOLPIX L100 + APPLE iPod Touch Am planning to make out a car reverse cam or probably a car video entertainment system out of it with bluetooth connectivity etc etc  My car has an audio system but no reverse sensors as of now. Any ideas ?

Posted by nacho1234 2 years ago


can we make a cheap alternative to wiimote with a webcam and a IR emmiter for PC controlling?

Hey guys, I've been wondering... if the Wiimote is basically an infrared camera with g-sensors and buttons that connects via bluetooth, and reads the IR light from a couple of leds... and knowing that any webcam can be modded to become an IR-only cam.... and that with the use of simple IR leds and a wiimote you can make a smart whiteboard.... would it be possible to somehow develop a way to use a modded IR webcam and a handheld IR emmiter -like a wand- to perform like a mouse-like controller for your PC?

Asked by Erwin Troncoso 7 years ago


Can I design in CAD and convert to gcode on Windows then use EMC2 (LinuxCNC) to control the CNC with files made in XP?

Let's clarify. I want to design my parts for a CNC machine in a free CAD program on Windows, then convert them to G-Code on Windows with free CAM. Then I want to take that G-Code file from Windows to a separate computer with Ubuntu on it to use as the control computer. The Ubuntu PC will have EMC2 on it, and will be connected to the 3 axis CNC machine through the Parallel Port. I just can't seem to find any free control software that is good and recommended by others for XP, only Ubuntu. Is this possible or is there a great free XP control software that I'm missing? Thanks in advance.

Asked by snowpenguin 9 years ago


Kinetic art help...

Hi! Longtime lurker,1st time poster. I am wanting to make a kinetic work that kinda resembles ghosts... fabric that moves similar to this but more covered like it's someone with a sheet over themselves... I have bought nitinol (.15" gauge), burnt my fingers applying electricity directly (LOL) and thought I'd try a mechanism to pop up similar to a jack in the box or whack a mole, or a cam and follower. I really love the NiTi but I am open to any suggestions from any resourceful peeps here. I am gonna go shopping for toys to open up sometime this week for ideas but in the meantime... The main features I want are: random activation, pop up go back to original position, inexpensive... Thank you in advance for ANY insight, ideas. Much appreciated. Yours truly, The Lurk

Posted by The Lurk 8 years ago


(newsletter) Spy Cam, High Speed Video, Flower Buying Guide...

Feb 12, 2009 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Making something sweet for your honey? Enter it in Valentine's Day: Sweet Treats Contest and win some fabulous gourmet chocolate-covered cocoa beans from Cocoa Puro, or a date with our own noahw!The Stay Warm Contest has closed for entries and now it's time to vote! Head on over to the contest page and help choose who wins a brand new sleeping bag!Winners for the Tap'dNY Keep the Bottle Contest have been announced! See who won! Coming soon... Want to win a laser cutter? Stay tuned for your chance: the upcoming Epilog Challenge will be open to any awesome project with a green twist! Clueless Guy's Guide to Buying Flowers by scoochmaroo Motion Triggered Spy Cam by Kipkay How to Build a Wiremap by phedhex Make a Cut-Out Valentine Card by fungus amungus Win a date or gourmet chocolate covered cocoa beans! Interview with an awesome author! Identity Preserving Balaclava by snag hazzard Quick and Easy Uses for Plastic Bottles by velacreations Make Smoked Andouille Sausage by LarouexBBKing Desulfator for 12V Car Batteries by kmpres Featured question from the new Answers section: How do you keep deer out of your garden without a fence? Asked in Home by ewilhelm Propeller Powered Skateboard by crazybuilders Ikea Built My Cat Scratcher by HvW Remote Controlled Basket Ball Robot by prabbit22m Sew a Hooded Scarf or Scoodie! by jessyratfink Vote for your favorite entries! See who won! Paperclip Jump Rings? No way! by doublebirdstrike High Speed Videography by Spl1nt3rC3ll Three Hot Drinks To Warm You Up by Forkable I by shesparticular Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


How to make a spycam out of my scrap parts or at least find some better scrap to make one ... =P

Hey guys, recently my interest in spy cams has become bigger and i've been searching my whole house top to bottom to find some stuff i could (hopefully) use. so (hopefully) you'll see my pictures now and notice my camera sucks... but apart from that you might notice the parts i found. i used one of my dad's old cellphones to get a tiny tiny camera from (to be precise the phone is a Nokia 6600 from back in the old days =P) but now my problem is unveiled... the camera is as tiny as i hoped it would be. But as you maybe notice, it's socketed (as usual in phone or other small hardware appliances) Now my question (or at least one part of it) would be... can i use the camera with or without the socket... further more... would i be abled to use it at ALL ?? i mean... i'd really love to build a tiny spy cam but i don't think that much of myself as a electronics guys so... tell me what you think. The second part of my question would be this: If by any chance i could build a tiny spy cam and make it successfully work from a distance, i would love to make it remote controllable, not to move it around but to be able to switch it on/off. As you see in the picture's i have (i believe so) the PERFECT thing for that. it's a Remote Control from Lamptron... its a RC4 one.. here come's the tricky part... upon searching the internet... this version is not found... so this makes the project even more impossible So far i have an (probably but hopefully not) unuseable camera and a remote control which shouldn't exist. Well that's quite a bit for a noob like me to handle all by myself... now my question (in total) would be: Can anyone give me answers to both sub-questions, the main questions and provide aid for making the whole thing work like i hope it could? Greetz  and thanx in advance =)

Posted by aceopspadeshearts 8 years ago


Making a Wireless Security Camera

Managed to pick up a Swann swpro-642cam night vision security camera. No idea if it works, haven't tested it. But I would like to turn it into a wireless security camera for home. Assuming I would need a transmitter, but I'm not sure what kind. I would prefer to have it so I can just pop it up on my computer or phone, so could I avoid using a receiver and can it be recorded on my laptop as well?

Posted by 4DIYers 1 year ago


Magnetic Rotor

http://youtu.be/zqG-TL0WnjE How does this device work? Has it ever been on instructables or anything like it? How would I go about mounting the magnets on the rotor? What sort of spring would I need for the magnet mounted to the vertical shaft that slides up and down? In short I want to know every little detail about building it before I begin so I don't go buying a lot of unecessary stuff and waste money.

Posted by merlin280 5 years ago


Help needed to convert a mobile cam into a multitouch? Answered

I have a old mobile phone with a camera, how to use it to develop it as a multi touch sensor/pad?

Asked by animaxter 8 years ago


hyper cam for mac?

Well so i like making linerider videos and putting them on youtube. So is their a program for mac that i can take videos like a hyper cam?

Posted by Easy Button 10 years ago


Wireless printer ports to support USB cams

What I would like to see is a mod for one of those little wireless printer port boxes, you know, the ones that you hook up to a USB printer to make it wireless... Anyway, the mod would be to allow it to take a web cam instead of a printer and turn your web cam into a wireless cam that can be placed anywhere. The mod would have to be less expensive than buying the typical wireless cam (~$150.00). Has anyone ever attempted to do this? Would someone like the challenge?? For all us financially limited folks out here, you would be praised and raised to god-like status.... =)

Posted by Pazzerz 9 years ago